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We used that term a generation ago even in Norwegian, but it gradually went the same way as certain color names (or really: lack of color) do today. We found other words to describe such conditions. Young people today don't use the old term.

That is the same in English, isn't it? "Disabled" took over, then that became a charged term, and "challenged" took over. I have a slight feeling that even "challenged" is becoming somewhat charged nowadays (at least is some situations, like "complexion challenged"), so maybe we will see yet another term within a few years.

Translators of comic strips very often run into untranslatable puns and cultural hints, and have to make up completely new stories. Even for an "innocent" strip like Peanuts, one Norwegian translator told that about one third of the daily strips could not be used at all, and he had to make up new words. Some of them are brilliant and far funnier than the original - I've seen that both for Peanuts, Garfield and others.

The "B.C." strip, which is fundamentally based on puns, was published untranslated, but with a commentary field explaining the puns for readers less versed in English. I guess at least half of the strips would be impossible to translate in a literary sense.
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