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There are other slang expressions for TV, like "the tube" or "the idiot box", which would be a pretty obvious translation. Don't know if people actually say that - or, maybe the relevant question is, did say that in 2005.

I think the present tense is pretty unusual in Swedish too. Can't imagine there would be much of a difference there. It feels more... immediate, direct, real, less like storytelling? Much like Swedish TV, I guess. Less theatrical.

Whew, at this rate it'll take you a while to do the whole book.

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Helps sounded better.
Also, "Food is ready" is a common idiom in English that makes sense to use in a book (especially in dialogue).

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It's done in America all the time.

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When it is plural, it means the Internet. I've never heard "the tube" referring to TV, but I have heard the idiot box (although very rarely, entirely in derogatory humour).

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IMD, just a plain "Dinner!", "Lunch!", or "Food!" is an acceptable (if extremely casual) way to let people know a meal is ready. So are "Dinner's ready!" and "Lunch's ready!"

However, to my ear, yelling "Food's ready!" sounds just a tad off, though I know I've heard it/said it. I agree that it's reasonable.


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Thanks for the replies everyone! I decided to decline the job offer. :/ It turned out that it would take me at least three months to translate the whole book, and the pay I was offered was not reasonable in the least. :( I hope this guy gets his business running so he can hire me for real sometime in the future.

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There are a number of other words in English that seem to require etymological restoration of /l/: fault, vault, cauldron, falcon. It doesn't seem too improbable to me, considering the more recent apparent restoration for many American English speakers of /l/ in words like psalm, palm, balm, calm. (I guess it seems possible to imagine that this was a retention, based on some minority of l-retainers who recently grew in influence, rather than a restoration, but I don't know of any evidence for this: as far as I know influence from the spelling seems the most likely cause.)


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Is "bint" ever used on its own? I've only seen it in combinations such as "daft bint", "posh bint" etc, do people say something like "I saw some bint on the bus stop... [whatever]"?!


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"Bint" is a word that I can't define at all, but associate with British English. I don't know that I've ever heard an American say it.


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