Lost in translation?

winepoliticsamz As I have mentioned previously, my book, Wine Politics: How Governments, Environmentalists, Mobsters, and Critics Influence the Wines We Drink, will be published in Korea. Here’s a note from my Korean agent:

Dear Mr. Tyler Colman,

The translator inquired about the meaning of “scientific wild-ass guess” in page 93 of this book. Would you please explain this to me?

I look forward to hearing from you.

All the best wishes,

The reference was from a California winemaker who, upon launching his new wine, pulled the price out of thin air. Or elsewhere.

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5 Responses to “Lost in translation?”


  1. In the scientific circles I am familiar with, we abbreviate that to WAG


  2. Tyler,

    Is your book coming out in Chinese as well? Quite a few authors – Jeremy Oliver, Jancis Robinson – are bringing out tomes here in China this year…

    Cheers, Jim


  3. Haha–quite the humorous memo to return.


  4. Great site and I’m getting the book.

    Best of LUCK…..

    A


  5. This translation blog is very useful and workable.


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