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  • Translation musings: April Fools! | First Edition Translations
    January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 Categories Advent Calendar Business Case studies Export First Edition Translations Language Literature Miscellaneous Musings Primavera Translation Uncategorized World events Meta Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org Translation musings April Fools So once again the pranks have been pranked and the fools have been fooled A quick round up of some of the stories from today but one of them is true can you guess which one Google has announced plans to recruit the world s best Pokémon Master the rigorous testing will involve using Google Maps to find all the wild Pokémon hiding around the world In New Zealand BMW has launched into the baby market with its BMW ZZZ Series Cot A resident of Aberdeenshire has been decorating doggie doo doos with strawberries and cream in an attempt to draw attention and shame

    Original URL path: http://www.firstedit.co.uk/blog/2014/04/translation-musings-april-fools/ (2016-02-08)
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  • April Fools Day | First Edition Translations
    have been pranked and the fools have been fooled A quick round up of some of the stories from today but one of them is true can you guess which one Continue reading Translation musings April Fools Posted on April 1 2014 Author Bridget Categories World events Tags April Fools Day Leave a comment on Translation musings April Fools Fools around the world In Poland it is called Prima Aprilis and in Hungary Bolondok napja In Germany they send someone into April with a prank on ersten April and in France and Italy the day is called Poisson D Avril and Pesce d aprile respectively literally translating to April April s Fish where people try to unobtrusively attach paper fish to others backs The Scots have Hunt the Gowk Day with a Gowk being a cuckoo or fool Victims are sent from house to house with the message Dinna laugh an dinna smile but hunt the gowk another mile The day moves to December in many Spanish speaking countries with Día de los Santos Inocentes Day of the Holy Innocents Originally a sad remembrance of the slaughter of the innocent children by King Herod it has evolved into a much lighter day with pranks and trickery Here we have plain old April Fool s Day and it s a funny old tradition isn t it Although it is celebrated in many countries across the world no one is entirely sure where it came from It is known to date back to at least the 16th century but April tom foollery may have also been referred to by Chaucer in his Canterbury Tales as far back as 1392 One of the most popular theories however seems to be that it was first celebrated soon after the adoption of the Gregorian Calendar

    Original URL path: http://www.firstedit.co.uk/blog/tag/april-fools-day/ (2016-02-08)
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  • Translation Musings: Mothering Sunday vs Mother’s day | First Edition Translations
    August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 Categories Advent Calendar Business Case studies Export First Edition Translations Language Literature Miscellaneous Musings Primavera Translation Uncategorized World events Meta Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org Translation Musings Mothering Sunday vs Mother s day Seeking inspiration for today s blog post I thought I d have a look at the origins of Mother s Day and keep reminding myself to go and buy a card And I found out something I didn t know which is always good What I didn t know probably due to my lack of Sunday schooling was that Mothering Sunday and Mother s Day are actually two very different things although have really now merged into one Mothering Sunday is a Christian holiday celebrated across Europe on the fourth Sunday in Lent and was an occasion for people to return to their mother church for a special service In later times Mothering Sunday became a day off for domestic servants to visit their mother church usually with their own families and often the only time they could get together The children would pick flowers on their way home to place in the church or and here s where it starts making sense give to their mothers In this way the religious tradition evolved into the secular tradition which is now Mother s Day with the

    Original URL path: http://www.firstedit.co.uk/blog/2014/03/translation-musings-mothering-sunday-vs-mothers-day/ (2016-02-08)
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  • Mother’s Day | First Edition Translations
    January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 Categories Advent Calendar Business Case studies Export First Edition Translations Language Literature Miscellaneous Musings Primavera Translation Uncategorized World events Meta Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org Tag Mother s Day Translation Musings Mothering Sunday vs Mother s day Seeking inspiration for today s blog post I thought I d have a look at the origins of Mother s Day and keep reminding myself to go and buy a card And I found out something I didn t know which is always good What I didn t know probably

    Original URL path: http://www.firstedit.co.uk/blog/tag/mothers-day/ (2016-02-08)
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  • World events | First Edition Translations | Page 2
    today is the Feast of Saint Patrick or as it has commonly become a day or should I say weekend of excessive drinking and the endless saying of potato in an Irish accent podado Coming as it does in the middle of Lent the restrictions are temporarily lifted Continue reading Translation Musings Happy St Patrick s Day Posted on March 17 2014 Author Bridget Categories World events Tags St Patrick s Day Leave a comment on Translation Musings Happy St Patrick s Day Translation Musings Happy Chinese New Year Today sees the start of a 15 day celebration marking the end of the Year of the Water Snake and the beginning of the Year of the Wooden Horse in the Chinese calendar Continue reading Translation Musings Happy Chinese New Year Posted on January 31 2014 Author Bridget Categories World events Tags Chinese New Year Leave a comment on Translation Musings Happy Chinese New Year Translation musings turn around three times and spit So today is Friday 13 th a day associated with bad luck and bad horror movies According to Wikipedia the first time this particular superstition was documented was in a biography of composer Gioachino Rossini who regarded both Fridays and the number 13 as unlucky as indeed did many Italians at that time It turned out to be especially portent for poor old Gioachino who died on Friday 13 th November 1868 But where did it all start Continue reading Translation musings turn around three times and spit Posted on December 13 2013 December 12 2013 Author Bridget Categories World events Tags Friday 13th Leave a comment on Translation musings turn around three times and spit Translation musings Black Friday Speaking as a Brit Black Friday does not sound like a good thing to me Black days bring

    Original URL path: http://www.firstedit.co.uk/blog/category/world-events/page/2/ (2016-02-08)
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  • First Edition Translations › Lost Password
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    Original URL path: http://www.firstedit.co.uk/blog/wp-login.php?action=lostpassword (2016-02-08)
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  • Aniko | First Edition Translations | Page 2
    Comments RSS WordPress org Author Aniko Linguistic Advent Calendar Day 18 Do you know which are the most common non European languages in Europe Continue reading Linguistic Advent Calendar Day 18 Posted on December 18 2015 December 18 2015 Author Aniko Categories Advent Calendar Language Leave a comment on Linguistic Advent Calendar Day 18 Linguistic Advent Calendar Day 17 Do you like reading translated literature Here is a literary translation fact on Day 17 Continue reading Linguistic Advent Calendar Day 17 Posted on December 17 2015 Author Aniko Categories Advent Calendar Language Leave a comment on Linguistic Advent Calendar Day 17 Linguistic Advent Calendar Day 16 Can you name all the countries where English is an official language Continue reading Linguistic Advent Calendar Day 16 Posted on December 16 2015 December 18 2015 Author Aniko Categories Advent Calendar Language Leave a comment on Linguistic Advent Calendar Day 16 Linguistic Advent Calendar Day 15 Elen síla lúmenn omentielmo This lovely greeting means a star shines on the hour of our meeting But can you recognise the language It s Quenya Continue reading Linguistic Advent Calendar Day 15 Posted on December 15 2015 December 15 2015 Author Aniko Categories Advent Calendar Language Leave a comment on Linguistic Advent Calendar Day 15 Linguistic Advent Calendar Day 14 Can you guess which English words have Welsh origins Here are some examples for you Continue reading Linguistic Advent Calendar Day 14 Posted on December 14 2015 Author Aniko Categories Advent Calendar Language Leave a comment on Linguistic Advent Calendar Day 14 Linguistic Advent Calendar Day 13 A beautiful quote about the role of translation on Day 13 Continue reading Linguistic Advent Calendar Day 13 Posted on December 13 2015 December 13 2015 Author Aniko Categories Advent Calendar Language Leave a comment on Linguistic Advent Calendar

    Original URL path: http://www.firstedit.co.uk/blog/author/aniko/page/2/ (2016-02-08)
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  • Aniko | First Edition Translations | Page 6
    the languages Without the help of in house translators this could be a complicated task But don t worry First Edition is here to make things easier for you Continue reading Translation Musings Designer translations Posted on June 23 2015 November 17 2015 Author Aniko Categories Case studies First Edition Translations Miscellaneous Musings Translation Leave a comment on Translation Musings Designer translations Translation Musings Moses the Horned A bad translation might not only lead to misunderstandings or confusion but it can even influence art history For example let s take Michelangelo s Moses statue in Rome If you look at this famous statue closely you will notice two little horns on Moses forehead Why would Michelangelo carve horns for him you might ask Well for the answer we need to go back to the 4 th century when St Jerome was commissioned by Pope Damasus to carry out a new Latin translation of the Bible from Hebrew known today as the Vulgate Continue reading Translation Musings Moses the Horned Posted on June 16 2015 June 16 2015 Author Aniko Categories Language Miscellaneous Musings Translation Leave a comment on Translation Musings Moses the Horned Translation Musings Red Dot Design Award W e are thrilled to announce that one of our valued clients is among the winners of the prestigious Red Dot Design Award this year Congratulations to Cambridge based Wright Design Wright Design entered the reputable competition for product design which celebrates its 60 th anniversary this year together with nearly 5000 other entries from 56 countries and was awarded the title Honourable Mention for their Cygnus MK5 Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge design This was the first time the company has participated in such a competition What a great start The strict international jury appreciated the gauge s design as it is

    Original URL path: http://www.firstedit.co.uk/blog/author/aniko/page/6/ (2016-02-08)
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