via GeekPress, the ten most untranslateable words to and from English. It’s appropriate that Gobbledegook is one of the hardest English words to translate.
Is there a word, I wonder, for turning up to a meeting despite knowing from experience that the other party isn’t going to appear, but you have to go because you never know, this time they may turn up. Or, (slightly) less complicated, someone who is so consistently unreliable that they’re unreliability has become something you can rely on. It’s all turning into my own version of Waiting for Godot only without the beatings and suicide attempts.
Anyway, that’s what I spent yesterday afternoon doing. At least it was sunny and I got a few cow shots.
I also found a couple of books to add to my wants list- High Tide: news from a warming world and the Dictionary of Imaginary Places.