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On November 9th WordsOn participated in the companies forum held during the 8th SELM Congress. We want to thank the organisers for counting on us once again and all the attendees who expressed an interest in our translation agency. #SELM2018 ...

Would history have been different if Khrushchev had used a better interpreter? By Mark Polizzotti. The author of “Sympathy for the Traitor: A Translation Manifesto.” July 28, 2018. The New York Times [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="294"] Linda Huang[/caption]           Translation is the silent waiter of linguistic performance: It often gets noticed only when...

by Jakub Marian Eng­lish is the most widely stud­ied for­eign lan­guage in all Eu­ro­pean coun­tries (which should not be sur­pris­ing) ex­cept Lux­em­bourg, but what is the sec­ond most stud­ied lan­guage? This is ex­actly what the fol­low­ing map (based on data by Eu­ro­stat) shows: The two fig­ures in Bel­gium cor­re­spond to...

January 22, 2018 3:43 pm   Whether you’ve accidently bumped into someone, said the wrong thing or just made a regrettable mistake, ‘I’m sorry’ can be two of the most useful words in the English language. But what happens when you go on holiday and find yourself...

Palestinian man questioned by Israeli police after embarrassing mistranslation of caption under photo of him leaning against bulldozer  Facebook’s machine translation mix-up sees man questioned over innocuous post confused with attack threat. Photograph: Thibault Camus/AP Alex Hern @alexhern Tuesday 24 October 2017 12.24 BSTLast modified on Tuesday 24 October 2017 22.00 BST Facebook has apologised...

July 16, 2017 7.09pm BST People currently speak 7,000 languages around the globe. Michael Gavin, CC BY-ND Author: Michael Gavin Associate Professor of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Colorado State University  The thatched roof held back the sun’s rays, but it could not keep the tropical heat at bay. As everyone at...

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