Friday, June 22, 2012

American Translation?

This photo came out of Clipart when I searched for "Scotland". Haven't a clue what body of water it is, but wow, isn't it gorgeous.

I am reading an ebook set in Scotland. It was a free download. Here and there I have come across mention of an editor Americanizing a book for distribution in the US and I wondered why. The book I am reading now hasn't been and I really don't think it needs to be. There is a word here and there that throws me off. But it enhances the feel of the story.

Some words are easy enough to figure out. "She gundled in her purse for her keys." Haven't a clue what gundled means, but it's pretty obvious she's rooting around in her purse.

The author called one character a "Ned". I guess it's a character from a well known story. The way it was presented gave a good sense of what was intended.

I'm enjoying it just as it is.

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