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The Alphabet of Untranslatable Words

How do you translate the untranslateable? "Age-tori" in Japanese
("To look worse after a haircut") has no equivalent word in
English, but it should, because it’s useful (I’m sure you’ve all had this
happened to you at one point in time or another).

Irish illustrator Fuchsia Macaree (previously
on Neatorama) did it with aplomb with artful alphabets. Here’s how she
translated the untranslateable using illustrations: Link
– via Notcot

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August 17th, 2012

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Stranger to the World

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