Om zelf te ervaren hoe lastig vertalen kan zijn, leggen we je op sommige dagen een opgave voor waar je zelf op mag puzzelen. Deze opgave verschijnt om 18:30 (maar dus niet alle dagen). Heb je een mooie oplossing bedacht? Zet hem dan in de reacties hieronder.
Deze opgave is aangeleverd door Ineke Lenting.
The first thing you find out when yer dog learns to talk is that dogs don’t got nothing much to say. About anything.
‘Need a poo, Todd.’
‘Shut up, Manchee.’
‘Poo. Poo, Todd.’
‘I said shut it.’
We’re walking across the wild fields southeast of town, those ones that slope down to the river and head on towards the swamp. Ben’s sent me to pick him some swamp apples and he’s made me take Manchee with me, even tho we all know Cillian only bought him to stay on Mayor Prentiss’ good side and so suddenly here’s this brand new dog as a present for my birthday last year when I never said I wanted any dog, that what I said I wanted was for Cillian to finally fix the fissionbike so I wouldn’t have to walk every forsaken place in this stupid town, but oh, no, happy birthday, Todd, here’s a brand new puppy, Todd, and even tho you don’t want him, even tho you never asked for him, guess who has to feed him and train him and wash him and take him for walks and listen to him jabber now he’s got old enough for the talking germ to set his mouth moving? Guess who?
Uit: The knife of never letting go, Patrick Ness