Re: RARA-AVIS: Gunsel (Re:Hammett & Chandler & Burroughs/Black Mask Hard Boiled)

From: James Rogers (
Date: 14 Apr 2000

At 10:18 AM 4/14/00 +0200, you wrote:

>When I saw the movie some time ago the Swedish subtitles
>translated "gunsel" by the homosexual meaning, and I figured
>then the translator had made an error (the translation was
>otherwise pretty bad, so it was reasonable assumption). It
>was a *very* odd experience to see Bogie use a word meaning
>appr. "faggot" or "queer"...

    I think that the meaning is closer to "punk", in the prison sense. Could be wrong.


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