Translating the untranslatable!

Aug 1, 2013 | Translation

kabelsalatAll of our translators are highly skilled professionals who will strive to find the absolute best translated word to fit the text. But sometimes, it is impossible to find the one perfect word.

Today’s untranslatable word is…..

Kabelsalat

As you may be able to guess, it is a German word (so many of our wonderful untranslatables are!) and it means too many cables, all twisted up together. Literally, a cable salad. Look under your desk… do you have a Kabelsalat?

And let’s start a campaign to get cable salad into the English language!

Image credit: <a href=’http://www.123rf.com/photo_13211246_big-chaotic-knot-of-mixed-cables-on-white.html’>inganielsen / 123RF Stock Photo</a>