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Beautyterm LLC, multilingual communication and translation consulting boutique specializing in beauty care and cosmetics.   We speak the many languages of beauty!
NEWSFLASH
October 2013
    Conveying beauty through language...

Beautyterm LLC wishes you a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!   

THE TRICK-OR-TREAT
OF TRANSLATION

It's nearly the end of October once again and we are getting ready to celebrate Halloween.  
 
And while we are hoping that this newsflash will be a treat for you, we also have a trick up our sleeve - a trick question that is!
 
Halloween in France Can you guess why Halloween is the perfect time to point out the complexities of translation? 
 
Because Halloween humor - replete with word play and creative punning - provides the best example ever of how culturally distinct traditions make it very hard to render certain concepts into another language!  
 
Wishing you a FANG-TASTIC, TERROR-IFIC, SPOOK-TACULAR HALLOWEEN!


 
 
JUST FOR FUN
Halloween Makeup: The Joker Makeup inspired by BeautybyDehonsae
Halloween Makeup: The Joker Makeup inspired by BeautybyDehonsae
 

SO WHAT'S 
THE BIG BOO-HOO?

In cosmetics, the same can be said of certain product names, which simply sound better in their original language. 
 
For example:  
Sublimage Le Fluide by Chanel,  
L'Or de Vie Le SÚrum by Dior,
Le Soin Noir by Givenchy,
Eau Dynamisante
Treatment Fragrance
by Clarins,
Eclat d'Opale
by Opale Laboratoires Monaco, etc.
 
Left in French, all these names sound sophisticated and chic while an attempt at a translation would only take away their magical appeal.
 
Call us if you want to know more!
 
 

 

 

Quick Tip!
Sometimes things sound much better left in their original language!
 
 
INTERNATIONAL
COSMETIC NEWS
 
Imitation in the cosmetics industry
has become as rampant as in fashion.  Naked Palette by Urban Decay is one
of the most copied products on the beauty market. 
So why aren't the courts inundated with lawsuits over knockoffs?
Read 'The Most Lucrative Form of Flattery' in the New York Times here.   

 

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Joann PHELPS, Beautyterm LLC - Paris
France
+33 (0)6 07 75 73 61
Agnes MEILHAC, Beautyterm LLC - USA
USA
+1 203 550 6548
 
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