The Allusionist
The Allusionist

122. Ghostwriter

23:03 | Sep 28th, 2020

1 recommendation

The word for ‘ghostwriter’ in French is a racist slur. How did THAT come about? And what word could French-speakers use instead? Ngofeen Mputubwele and Gregory Warner investigate. This piece originall...Show More


epekilis recommended:Jan 19th

Turns out that the French word for “ghostwriter” is the equivalent of the “N” word in English (on the basis that the people who did the work do not reap its benefits). A Black copy editor set out to change that word usage. Her journey took her all the way to the official committee that guards the ...Show More

I thought this episode was:

😲 Fascinating
🤓 Insightful
🤔 Thought-provoking

rmmiller364Jan 19th

@epekilis I heard this on Rough Translation! One of my favorite episodes of theirs

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