Word of Mouth - Segment
9:56 am
Wed December 21, 2011

Love Untranslatable

The English language is remarkable for the richness of its vocabulary. The revised Oxford English Dictionary includes over 600,000 words, however English is the only language that has, or needs, a thesaurus. There are twice as many words in common use in English than in French. Nonetheless, sometimes English words fail us -- at least when it comes to love. Our guest has compiled an illuminating top-ten list of foreign words describing nuances of love and relationships. Historian and writer Pamela Haag created the Marriage 3.0 blog for the Big Thing website and is the author of the book Marriage Confidential: The Post-Romantic Age of Workhorse Wives, Royal Children, Undersexed Spouses, and Rebel Couples who are Rewriting the Rules.

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TOP TEN UNTRANSLATABLE WORDS 

MARRIAGE CONFIDENTIAL 

MARRIAGE 3.0 BLOG

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