The Word of the Year 2017

The Word of the Year 2017

Coming into 2018… It is a good time to reflect on the events and trends of the past year, and what better place to start than with the Word of the Year for 2017! Both the Oxford Dictionary (UK) and Merriam-Webster’s (US) word of the year are chosen from a list...
The 5 Best Translation Apps

The 5 Best Translation Apps

Although no app can replace the accuracy of translation that certified translation services can provide, translation apps can be a useful tool for certain situations, such as travellers finding their way in a foreign country. We’ve compiled a list of 5 of the best...
7 strange customs from around the world

7 strange customs from around the world

Ever given a Russian a red carnation? How about a clock to someone from China? Or have you ever asked to be passed the salt in Egypt? If so, you’ve probably been given short shrift by the locals – so to make sure you’re up to speed next time you travel, we’ve compiled...
Should Shakespeare get the translation treatment?

Should Shakespeare get the translation treatment?

Shakespeare is to undergo some major surgery and get translated into contemporary English. Now some people will instantly have a problem with that, citing the bard should be be read, performed and enjoyed exactly as it was written and any translation into contemporary...
7 crazy Google Translate fails

7 crazy Google Translate fails

Google Translate is the app the tech giant hopes will take the translations world by storm and all but negate the need for translation and interpreting services. As good as it is though, it’s doubtful it will ever truly replace professional translation services – we...