Translation and the FBI

By | July 30th, 2004|Culture|

Thanks Caroline for sending me this slightly disturbing article from the New York [...]

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EU language barrier "costing lives"

By | July 28th, 2004|Language|

This article in the Guardian today tells us that Doctors in some of [...]

Using Google 2

By | July 27th, 2004|Freelance Translation|

And now for an illustration of how wonderfully helpful Google can be: I [...]

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Using Google

By | July 23rd, 2004|Freelance Translation|

I'm currently subtitling the actors' commentary of Shaun of the Dead, the first [...]


By | July 21st, 2004|Words|

Thanks to LanguageHat, I now have the answer to something that had been [...]

Dangling participle

By | July 19th, 2004|Technical corner|

I had never heard of a dangling participle and wouldn't have thought I'd [...]

My Way

By | July 16th, 2004|Culture|

Margaret Marks mentions a comparison of the translations of the song 99 Luftballoons [...]

La Marseillaise

By | July 14th, 2004|Culture|

It's Bastille day and I'd like to talk about the French national anthem. [...]


By | July 12th, 2004|Words|

Talking about police officers, amongst the numerous and colourful words used to call [...]

Accent issues

By | July 7th, 2004|Interpreting|

Last night I was chatting to a Black police officer, and somehow we [...]