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  • Immigration Politics in the UK and Germany
    Here are two paragraphs from Nick Cohen's column in the left-liberal Guardian newspaper: Now we learn that migrants do not just menace the weekly shop and annual holiday. They are “swarming” towards us, as if they are a host of mosquitos that must be drenched with pesticide, or a plague of locusts destroying everything in its path. The inhuman comparison is not from some newspaper columnist, who is paid… ... read more
    Source: German Joys
    45 mins ago
  • “Translators are alchemists: every day they take ordinary texts and turn them into gold.”
    “Translators are alchemists: every day they take ordinary texts and turn them into ... read more
    47 mins ago
  • See the Pope in Rome!
    Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, where most Papal audiences are held So... you want to see the Pope on your trip to Rome? Good idea. It can be the highlight of your trip. But first, you want to make sure that he'll be there when you are.Visit the Vatican website, select your language, and take a look at the calendar so you can check Pope Francis’ schedule. Note:… ... read more
    9 hours ago
  • Things to do on holiday / vacation (including laughter…)
    Holidays are when we often do things we wouldn’t do during the rest of the year. Although these activities are usually a lot of fun, sometimes they don’t quite work out as planned…enjoy these funny jokes! An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain. Elementary Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson went on a camping trip. After a good meal cooked over the campfire and a bottle of wine to wash… ... read more
    13 hours ago
  • When Red makes a new friend from the fandom (maybe I should…
    When Red makes a new friend from the fandom (maybe I should disable notifications for every single reply in a thread…) ... read more
    17 hours ago
  • Why Are People Leaving Kosovo? (With Pictures)
    So, thousands of Kosovars are getting on buses to Germany, filing claims for political asylum, and being accommodated in German shelters. The trend started in 2014, and has skyrocketed in 2015. Tens of thousands of Kosovars have applied for political asylum in Germany in the past two years. Considering Kosovo has a population of only 1.83 million people total -- half the size of Berlin -- these are gigantic numbers.… ... read more
    Source: German Joys
    22 hours ago
  • Erika-Fuchs-Haus: Fotos vom Eröffnungstag des Museums für Comic und Sprachkunst
    Wie bereits von uepo.de berichtet, wird zurzeit das der Disney-Übersetzerin Erika Fuchs gewidmete “Museum für Comic und Sprachkunst” in Schwarzenbach an der Saale der Öffentlichkeit vorgestellt. Zur Eröffnung am 1. August 2015 fand im Erika-Fuchs-Haus ein Tag der offenen Tür statt. Comic-Experte Lars von Törne vom Berliner Tagesspiegel war vor … Weiter lesen ... read more
    1 day ago
  • “If you have a translation problem that cannot be solved with caffeine, try chocolate.”
    “If you have a translation problem that cannot be solved with caffeine, try chocolate.” ... read more
    1 day ago
  • Germany Receives Highest-Ever Monthly Number of Migrants in July 2015
    Germany just broke a record: 79,000 people arrived in Germany and filed claims for political asylum in July 2015 alone (g). This is the highest monthly total ever recorded in Germany. According to the Federal Ministry for Migration and Refugees, 450,000 migrants will arrive in Germany in this year alone. If those numbers seem almost unbelievably high, that's because they are. As of right now in Germany, 209,000 asylum applications are… ... read more
    Source: German Joys
    1 day ago
  • 10 Cool Products for Scrabble Lovers
    Scrabble Quilt I don't think I'll ever have the time or patience to make a quilt, but fortunately, it looks as if the woman who made this quilt does custom projects on Etsy! via Etsy   Scrabble Cuff Links When you want to feel dapper, these Scrabble tile cufflinks are a nice touch. via Letteroom   Wall Scrabble My heart is breaking because this is so expensive. The… ... read more
    1 day ago
  • Can Video Games Change The World?
    This has been a fairly common question popping up around the internet lately, so I thought that I would share my two cents on my YouTube channel. Of course, if you're not on YouTube, you can also watch it here... I have a huge list of games that I haven't finished yet. If anyone wants to join me, I'm pretty adicted to Diablo 3 (pc) right… ... read more
    1 day ago
  • 5 Steps to Empty Email Inbox Heaven
      Distracted from your work by incoming email? Finding the volume of emails hard to manage? In this blog post I describe a method that can help you keep a permanently empty inbox and increase your productivity by eliminating the distraction of constantly checking your emails. Prioritise In my method, you prioritise your emails into those that need an answer straight away, those that can be answered within a… ... read more
    1 day ago
  • The book of the month
    On the first Saturday of every month, we will encourage you to have a look at our great collection of recommended reading and e-books related to translation, terminology and linguistics. You can easily find them on our website in the category “Resources”. This month we encourage you to look inside the e-book “Open Translation Tools”. You can read more about: the state of open translation tools, interpreting, localisation, glossaries and… ... read more
    1 day ago
  • Translation for e-learning
    Imagine a large organization with locations around the world.  Their corporate culture must transcend into each country.  And much of their success would stem from consistent employee training. One way companies accomplish this feat is through e-learning tools. At a glance, you might think the direct translation of the e-learning modules is the only item of concern, but not all cultures learn the same way. There are regional differences in… ... read more
    2 days ago
  • (35)(5)Getting Started: 10 Tips
    (35) (5)Getting Started: 10 Tips Getting Started: 10 Tips Created on www.canva.comWe oftentimes get questions about how to get started in the profession, and that's a long answer. Actually, part of this blog is dedicated to answering precisely that question, and we have a long list of articles that we've marked for beginners. However, a dear friend of ours recently asked us to compile 10… ... read more
    2 days ago
  • Episode 56: An alternate view on marketing for translators – Interview with Marian Greenfield
    In this episode I am interviewing an industry veteran here in the US, Marian S. Greenfield. She has worked with translations since 1980, both in-house and as a freelancer. She has also been the president of the American Translators Association and keeps giving back to the industry. She is specializing in financial translations and is […] The post Episode 56: An alternate view on marketing for translators – Interview with… ... read more
    2 days ago
  • Translation Events – August 2015
    Tweet 2-7 Summer Interpreting and Translation Research Institute Gallaudet University, University of Maryland, Washington, D.C. USA 3-Sept 21 Localization Project Management Certification. The Localization Institute. Online, Santa Clara, California USA 7-9 Website Translation and Localization Course. Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey online/ Monterey, California USA. 11-14 Computer-Assisted Translation Course. Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Monterey, California USA. 12 Using Metrics to Master the Art & Science… ... read more
    2 days ago
  • Pew Study Shows Increasing Diversity in US
    The Pew Research Center recently released an infographic and article showing the US counties where an ethnicity other than white was in the majority. This was the case in 364 counties, or 11.6% of the US. In other research, whites comprise less than half of the population in 19 of the 25 most heavily-populated counties. This is the highest level of diversity in the US in modern history. Another sign of… ... read more
    2 days ago
  • Three Things That Baffle Me to No End in French Movies
    I’ve been trying to learn French since I was fifteen, which is about two centuries ago. At this point, I would still describe myself as an advanced beginner when it comes to understanding colloquial French. So I try to watch French movies as much as possible. I have several movie packages with my cable subscription, but they keep showing the same dull American “action movies” and I’m sick… ... read more
    2 days ago
  • British Slang Guide for British Characters
    stilinskis-capsicle: buckmerogers: Written by someone from Britain. 1. Bloody - Damn. Socially acceptable to use, some of my teachers use it, and my gran does too. You can’t use this enough. 2. Arse - ass but more derogatory. You wouldn’t say this to your grandparents, generally. Parents, it depends who you are. 3. Fiver - £5. Everyone says this all the time. 4. Tenner - £10. Ditto fiver.… ... read more
    2 days ago
  • When two authoritative sources offer different spellings of a word
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  • “Please don’t look at the booths when something makes no sense. It was nonsense in the source…”
    “Please don’t look at the booths when something makes no sense. It was nonsense in the ... read more
    2 days ago
  • The death of Cockney?
    When it comes to world cities, London is by far the most diverse of all its peers. Some 300 languages are spoken in schools across the capital, dwarfing the estimated 176 languages spoken in New York public (State) schools. But could this amazing diversity be herald the death of the famous cockney dialect? Cited as […] The post The death of Cockney? appeared first on London Translations Limited. ... read more
    2 days ago
  • Content Marketing Monatsrückblick Juli 2015
    Wochenende in Sicht, der Juli geht zu Ende. Hier ist der aktuelle Monatsrückblick mit foglenden Top-Themen: +++ Schreiben Roboter die Texte der Zukunft? +++ Interviewserie mit Mama-Bloggerinnen +++ Content-Promotion: Strategie vs. Taktik vs. Konzept +++ 55 Themen und Formate für Blogbeiträge +++ Content Marketing Maschinengenerierter ContentAlgorithmen und Computerprogramme werden immer schlauer. Revolutionäre Sprünge in Richtung “künstliche Intelligenz” verdanken wir neuronalen Netzen und dem dadurch ermöglichten nicht überwachten Maschinenlernen. Das machen sich… ... read more
    2 days ago
  • When two authoritative sources offer different spellings of a word
    2 days ago