April 2006

Heckler

April 28, 2006

I’m taking advantage of a short respite in a very busy schedule to demonstrate how very difficult translation is. Take "heckling", to "heckle" and "heckler", for example. My trusted Robert & Collins gives chahut (uproar), chahuter (to create an uproar)...

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Posted by céline on April 28, 2006
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Fossil

April 4, 2006

From Latin fossilis, dug up. In its early use, fossil was used to designate any rock, mineral or mineral substance dug out of the earth, but nowadays, it is used only in its restricted sense: it is the remains or...

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Posted by céline on April 4, 2006
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