Historical Translation Mistakes
Let me be among the many who frequently dispel the myth that perfection is achievable. Nobody is perfect, we all know that. This even extends to us translators and our - read more
Guide to the differences between British and American English
As translators who translate many languages into English, we almost always find ourselves needing to make a decision about which variant of English to use when a client does not - read more
What is AAVE?
“Why is Ebonics broken English but English is not broken German? Why is Ebonics a dialect of English if English is not a dialect of Latin?” ― (Ibram X. - read more
The History of Bonfire Night
REMEMBER, REMEMBER! THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER, THE GUNPOWDER TREASON AND PLOT; I KNOW OF NO REASON WHY THE GUNPOWDER TREASON SHOULD EVER BE FORGOT! With Autumn well upon us - read more
Translation, localization and transcreation
Whether you are a professional translator, a budding linguistic or simply a client just trying to navigate the expansive waters that are the multiple fields of translation, it is without - read more
Polari: a language born from prejudice
“So bona to vada, with your lovely eek and your lovely riah” (so good to look at, with your lovely face and your lovely hair) Picadilly Palare, Morrissey, 1990 - read more
A-Z Glossary of LGBTQ+ Terminology in English and Spanish
“Translation is not a matter of words only: it is a matter of making intelligible a whole culture.” Anthony Burgess. In a previous blog, we wrote about the importance - read more
Why do languages become endangered?
How many languages would you say are spoken today? A running joke in the world of linguistics is that a sample of Americans once responded to this question with a - read more
What is gender-neutral language?
“An actress can only play the role of a woman. I’m an actor- I can play anything”. (Whoopi Goldberg, 1986). Whether it be common nouns like ‘fireman’ or ‘midwife’, or - read more