kulttuurimummo

English translation: culture vulture

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Finnish term or phrase:kulttuurimummo
English translation:culture vulture
Entered by: Punavuori

10:36 Dec 12, 2011
Finnish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting
Finnish term or phrase: kulttuurimummo
In Finland there is the well-known character of the 'kulttuurimummo", the oldish lady, retired or nearing retirement, who goes to the opera, theatre, exhibitions, etc., but is not any guru. A dilettante one might say. I've been asked to translate a painting title (a vibrant work!) depicting such a person. The direct translation is 'culture granny'. Another alternative is 'culture mamma'. But these don't mean much to an English-speaker. Perhaps an alternative title altogether should be proposed - I had initially suggested 'The dilettante', but it was felt the gender issue was not being addressed. Suggestions welcome!
Punavuori
Local time: 08:06
culture vulture
Explanation:
Of course, it makes no referncev to sex or age
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Spencer Allman
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:06
Grading comment
In the end it was decided to go for culture culture, despite the fact it could not be regarded as a wholly appropriate translation. Again, thanks for the suggestions and links
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3culture vulture
Spencer Allman


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culture vulture


Explanation:
Of course, it makes no referncev to sex or age

Spencer Allman
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:06
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 3
Grading comment
In the end it was decided to go for culture culture, despite the fact it could not be regarded as a wholly appropriate translation. Again, thanks for the suggestions and links

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Timo Lehtilä: This may be somewhat more negative that the original. What about adding 'granny': 'culture vulture granny'?
2 hrs
  -> Then we would get something unnatural
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