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Amy S. Choi and Rebecca Lehrer, founders of the Mash-Up Americans podcast, hosted a vibrant discussion at The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles about languages and polyglots. As a French transplant and new addition to Supertext’s team of language geeks, I was intrigued.




Comic-based movies are ruling the box office, including Deadpool 2, the sequel for Marvel’s manic mercenary who loves breaking the fourth wall almost as much as saying “chimichangas.” But have you heard of the great lengths creators and publishers will go to reach their audience – sometimes using terrifically terrible translations for comedic effect?







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The Lord of the Rings is one of the best-selling novels ever written, so it’s no surprise that it’s been translated into 38 languages and counting. But getting there (and back again) is a tricky process…