March 2007

Bright and early

March 27, 2007

Yesterday I received an email from a client which finished by a cheerful: "So see you Wednesday morning, bright and early!!" Bright and early indeed. A taxi is coming to pick me up at 4:45am and I’m off to France...

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Posted by céline on March 27, 2007
Idioms

Out of the office

March 23, 2007

So, where was I interpreting yesterday? You're allowed two visual clues: ----------------------- UPDATE You lot are too clever. And quick! I was on a RIB (Rigid-hull Inflatable Boat) visiting the Kentish Flats off-shore windfarm, the biggest in the country, off...

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Posted by céline on March 23, 2007
Interpreting

Eurodicautom is dead, long live IATE!

March 20, 2007

Sorry about the lack of posts, I've been extremely busy lately, but I can definitely see a faint light at the end of the March tunnel. I just heard this morning on a translators' discussion list that IATE (Inter Active...

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Posted by céline on March 20, 2007
Technical corner

Meh

March 6, 2007

Meh, the word that's sweeping the internet Could this finally be an equivalent for the world-famous and very French bof?...

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Posted by céline on March 6, 2007
Words

The "N word"

March 2, 2007

New York to impose a voluntary ban on the "N word" Some argue that doing so [weaving the term into music and entertainment] is empowering, and that reclaiming a slur and giving it a new meaning takes away its punch....

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Posted by céline on March 2, 2007
Language