Last year I did a post that listed 20 untranslatable words from other languages.  The post got a lot of attention (mostly thanks to naysayers denying the ‘untranslatable’ label), so I thought I would do a follow-up with more words from around the world. While a debate could linger on about whether or not there…

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Last week I did a repost by Jason Wire on MatadorNetwork listing 20 awesomely untranslatable words from around the world.  Since it garnered so much interest, I wanted to revisit the idea and do a little research to come up with a new list of untranslatable words, this time for English. HERE ARE A FEW…

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This post is a re-post by Jason Wire on MatadorNetwork On October 9, 2010 There are at least 250,000 words in the English language. However, to think that English – or any language – could hold enough expression to convey the entirety of the human experience is as arrogant of an assumption as it is…

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