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Thursday, August 02, 2018

The deadly results of mistranslation

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Note the various useful examples, including the ones on "Satanic Verses" where translation issues gave the impression that the author was insinuating that the Koran/Quaran is written by Satan!

Note also how the Closing BANG echoes the Opening BANG!

For qns on the importance of clear communication, given that we live and interact with others in a world where we speak different languages, esp crucial in diplomacy btw coutnries....

Qns:

1)     The pen is mightier than the sword. Can written language really be so powerful? (2007)

2)     The world would be a better place if everyone spoke the same language. Discuss. (2006)