Saturday, March 21, 2009

Traduttore Traditore

Quite the funny quote:

Translators have long been an undervalued race: one of them remarked bitterly
that with the exception of the wages of sin the wages of translation are the worst in the whole market.



E. R. Dodds, Missing Persons: An Autobiography (Oxford: Oxford University
Press, 1977), 174.

1 comment:

Roger Pearse said...

Those of us who have employed translators mostly find them over-paid shifty bastards who never deliver on time, go silent on you for weeks, and often try and cheat you in some manner or other.