Translator News Alerts!

Listen! Beowulf opening line misinterpreted for 200 years The opening line ‘Listen!’ is not a proclamation and should not have an exclamation mark, according to new research JONATHAN BROWN Author Biography Tuesday 05 November 2013 It is perhaps the most important word in one of the greatest and most famous sentences in the history of […]

Sid’s World

Welcome to another inside peak to Sid’s World. Lets hit it off with this weeks comic about how to lose a social life: And now, here are some more awesomely interesting facts about LANGUAGE: • The word “trivia” comes from the Latin “trivium” which is the place where three roads meet, a public square. People […]

Translator News Alerts!

The hottest job skill is… The Army, NYPD and State Department can’t get enough workers with this job skill. Neither can Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, local courts and schools. By Annalyn Kurtz @AnnalynKurtz October 30, 2013: 3:15 PM ET What is it? Fluency in a foreign language. Translators and interpreters are expected to be one […]

Sid’s Corner – Freelance Translator Advice

5 Tips for Freelance Translators How do you become a translator, you ask? Perhaps you are a doctoral student in linguistics and just need some money on the side while you work on your dissertation. Perhaps you grew up in a bilingual household, and you have been translating for as long as you can remember. […]

Breaking the Barrier!

Hey there and welcome to your weekly dose of Breaking the Barrier! Today we check out the word: English = Moustache Portuguese = Bigode Spanish = Bigote Afrikaans = Snor History of the Moustache Shaving with stone razors was technologically possible from Neolithic times, but the oldest portrait showing a shaved man with a moustache […]

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Embarrassing tattoo mistakes prompt warning Body art fans are being warned to think before they ink to avoid having indelible translation and spelling errors branded on their skin By Rosa Silverman and agencies 3:53PM BST 24 Oct 2013 There is surely no more permanent a way of declaring your undying love for someone than by having […]

Sid’s World

Welcome to another addition of Sid’s World. Lets start off the day with a fun cartoon about translation. Source=MOX And now, we present to you: A Few Interesting Facts About Translation Services in the Contemporary World 1. There are about 330,000 translators in the world. Of course, this is not counting people who translate things […]