From: David Emerson <emerdavid@...
Sent: Wed, Jun 24, 2009 1:18 pm
Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Fwd: Mythopoeic Society (from Aleksandra, Aesir
>...in that fantastic world, in the Average Land created
>by the immortal author of The Lord of the Rings.
I take it that "Average Land" is how "Middle-earth" translates into
whatever Aleksandra's native language is. Takes all the glamor out of
It looks like a computer translation. I'm reminded of one such
translation from French to English that rendered "les cotes et les
baies d'Ecosse" as "the ribs and berries of Scotland".