Expressions taken from the Bible

By | November 30th, 2005|Idioms|

A reader asked me how "The scales fell from my eyes" should be [...]

Why I love working in an office #3

By | November 28th, 2005|Freelance Translation|

My very first office party!

Guest blogger: E-mail and communication

By | November 25th, 2005|Culture, Guests|

By Paul Sharville Let's talk about e-mail. Back in the old days, Edwardian [...]

Unpaid tests

By | November 23rd, 2005|Freelance Translation|

I never, ever do unpaid tests. Well. Maybe sometimes. The problem, as I [...]

Whet/wet one’s appetite

By | November 21st, 2005|Idioms|

Ha ha! I believe an eggcorn (it is an eggcorn, isn't it Chris?) [...]

De but en blanc and à brûle-pourpoint

By | November 18th, 2005|Idioms|

While writing my so-called novel, I caught myself using the expression "de but [...]

Online data backup

By | November 15th, 2005|Technical corner, Translator's tools|

I tried for a long time to work out the best way to [...]

Search engine optimisation

By | November 11th, 2005|Marketing and networking|

This blog is two years old today. In that time, it's gone from [...]


By | November 9th, 2005|Words|

This word dates back to the Middle Ages and is formed of "ban" [...]

Racaille and kärcher

By | November 7th, 2005|Words|

The importance of language in politics has rarely been as clear as it [...]