Faithful vs. Effective Translations


A Bridge Too Far Most of the time, when we describe a good translation, we refer to the concept of fidelity. We believe the target text should be true to the source, respecting its style as well as the things it describes. However, at times, translators run the risk of over-egging the pudding, so to […]

Your Very own Interoperability Theme Park


I’ll Make my own Device! In the spirit of these famous rebellious words, I would ask you to take a long hard look at the seamless joints on your cell phone and imagine what frustration it must be to try and open your device, should any of its internal components fail. You could use a […]

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Can Humor be Translated?


There are many magazines with funny jokes, books that describe amusing situations, videos and movies where it is inevitable to let out a few laughs. Everyone loves to laugh and enjoy that intense moment of glee. And it is only natural to want to share these funny creations with others. Now, it is very tempting […]

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Another Cup, Another Song


Once again, it’s time for the Soccer World Cup and this time it’s Mother Russia’s turn to host. It’s pretty amazing how these past four years just flew by, and here we are, ready to shout ‘GOOOL’ (as Latin-American narrators do) following the sweet sounds of a soccer shoe kicking the ball as it swooshes […]

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And on the Third Day…


In our last post, we began exploring the idea that Millennials are capable of more than just massacring the establishment. Winter is a necessary precedent to spring, death aids in the continuation of life, and destruction precedes creation. In other words, Millennials may have “killed” myriad industries with the intention of recreating or reconstructing them […]

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Don’t Ban Me, Gringo


We have become aware of two recent incidents involving Spanish speakers in the U.S. The first event happened in New York; a lawyer became infuriated because he heard restaurant employees speaking Spanish and threatened to call Immigration Services (the video went viral almost immediately). The second event occurred in the city of Havre, Montana, 50 […]

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Are Millennials Resurrecting Cursive?


Finally, something Millennials aren’t killing, right? Making lists of industries Millennials have ‘allegedly’ killed is passé at this point; memes have been born and buried in the bottomless Internet graveyard and journalists have squeezed every last drop out of clickbaity headlines featuring the words “Millennial” and “killed.” So, what’s next? How long can we continue […]

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