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And the Happiest Language in the World Is…

According to the Pollyanna principle, formulated in the ‘70s by two social psychologists, people tend to use positive words more frequently than negative ones. Furthermore, we tend to remember in greater detail and describe more exhaustively those memories with a positive rather than a negative association. Based on this principle, researchers at the University of […]

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North Korea and Language

The Guardian recently published an interesting piece that to a certain degree removes the mantle of impermeability that covers North Korea. In other communist nations the study of a foreign language might (now or previously) be taken as a matter of prestige, however, it is mandatory for all students in hermetic North Korea, from primary […]

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What Is Nüshu?

This week, while surfing through an online video site, I came across a documentary on a group of women living in Hunan, a remote region in southern China, who have a unique and interesting history to contribute to the world of translation and languages. This group of women created a set of characters that only […]

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What Are Some of the Strangest Translations We Have Done?

Having worked as both a Project Manager and an In-house Editor here at Trusted Translations, I have come across quite a few interesting requests. While we usually deal with typical Word and Excel documents, PDFs, and other types of editable files, sometimes, we receive scanned items, illegible handwritten notes, tables full of numbers and abbreviations, […]

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