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App-lying a New Language

While many linguists worry about the negative impact of technology on the correct grammatical and orthographic use of language–and they may have a point since now we even replace words and whole sentences with emojis and cartoons–there is a new trend which attempts to counteract this phenomenon. There are several “apps” that not only correct textual […]

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“Gross” Words: Lost in Translation?

Consider the following words: phlegm, slacks, yolk, smear. If you think these are completely unconnected terms, you’re right. They only have one thing in common: English speakers are grossed out by them. But don’t be confused! This isn’t about words that are mispronounced or used out of context, we’re not even referring to words and […]

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A World Without Translators?

A translator’s work often goes unnoticed, to such an extent that the phrase “A good translation seems as though it were an originally written text” has become commonplace. However, the work of the translator is of paramount importance to all of us, despite the fact that we rarely reflect on it.   A translator’s job […]

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Science Fiction Tastes Better in Spanish

Science Fiction and Fantasy are literary and film genres renowned for the fanaticism of their followers. Take for instance the opening of a new Star Wars movie, or the release of the last Harry Potter book: children, teenagers, and even grown-ups, clad as their favorite characters, wishing wholeheartedly to be a part of the stories […]

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