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Tattoonslation

When looking to make a brand known worldwide, companies invest time and money in trying to make their brand and philosophy known to the world, in any language necessary. Translation companies are used to receiving requests from marketing and advertising companies looking to translate and locate catching phrases in order to reach larger audiences worldwide. […]

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“Interlingua”: One language to rule them all

If you’ve read some of our previous posts, then you already know we are all about evoking apocalyptical scenarios when it comes to the role machines play in postmodern societies and the moral dilemmas posed by our ever growing dependence on technology. That, and making Kubrick film references whenever possible, of course. Well, we might […]

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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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Eternal Languages

Throughout history, an unfathomable number of languages have appeared and disappeared, and have been used by humans at different times and places throughout the evolution of civilization. Some languages manage to adapt, disperse and survive the passage of time. Others are not so lucky, and their usage becomes lost until they eventually die out. These […]

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The Gift of Technology

According to Greek mythology, it was the Titan Prometheus himself who gave mankind the gift of fire, primordial symbol of progress and technology. From his holy spark, humanity evolved into the dominant species that has ruled the Earth to this very day. Annaud’s epic “Quest for Fire” shows us how the first primitive cavemen fought […]

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What is Verbophobia?

“And there is also verbophobia, which is the fear of words. In that case, it is best to keep quiet, said Juan de Dios Martínez. It’s a bit more complicated than that, because words are everywhere, even in silence, which is never complete silence, isn’t that so?” Roberto Bolaño (2666, Barcelona: Anagrama, 2004).   Also […]

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“Shouldn’t you be out on a Ledge Somewhere?”

Our collective imagination is not very kind toward people who are passionate about writing. Largely, we imagine writers out on a ledge somewhere, spewing melancholy all over the place, in the form of sappy rhyme. We often place them in a sort of Bohemian nightmare, in humid, squalid apartments, bent over a typewriter, with messy […]

An Academy of the English Language…Not

Is the English language perfect as it is? As it continuously evolves (and sometimes regresses) and transforms, should there be a body in charge of regulating it? These are some of the questions that are being asked when it comes to establishing rules regarding the use of our widely spread language. The French language has […]

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