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  • Translation Musings: Happy St Patrick’s Day! | First Edition Translations
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  • St Patrick’s Day | First Edition Translations
    Calendar Day 10 Jane Parry on Translation Musings Liberté égalité fraternité Archives Archives Select Month February 2016 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 St Patrick s Day Translation Musings Happy St Patrick s Day So 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

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  • Translation Musings: Happy Chinese New Year! | First Edition Translations
    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 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 Shēngxiào the Chinese zodiac originates from the Han dynasty 206 220BC It operates around a 12 year cycle with each year represented by an animal rat ox tiger rabbit dragon snake horse goat monkey rooster dog and pig The universe is also thought to be made up of the five elements earth water fire wood and metal which interact with the animal to create a very specific character 2014 is the first year of the wooden horse in 60 years So how will the horse affect the year ahead According to some it is not a good year for negotiation rather it will be a fast year with lots of conflicts the wood adding fuel to the energetic horse For horse people myself included it could be a tricky year oh good as we will be encountering our Year of Birth Benming Nian so we need to be careful not to offend the God in charge of our fortune We are apparently energetic bright and intelligent cheerful popular talented and have excellent

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  • Chinese New Year | First Edition Translations
    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 Chinese New Year 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 Happy Chinese New Year Today we leave the Chinese Year of the Dragon and

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  • Translation musings: turn around three times and spit… | First Edition Translations
    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 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 Let s look at the number 13 first In numerology 12 pops up a lot and is considered to be divine there are 12 months 12 hours 12 zodiac signs 12 tribes of Israel 12 Apostles of Jesus 12 successors of Muhammad 12 gods of Olympus the list goes on The number 13 therefore is considered a bit messy irregular An early superstition which may ve come from the Last Supper or possibly an earlier Norse myth is that thirteen people seated at a table will result in the death of one of them And what about the Friday bit I like a Friday personally Again it has a number of possible origins It has been considered unlucky since at least the time of the Canterbury Tales that Chaucer again and many professions consider it a bad day to go on a journey or start a new project The crucifixion of Jesus of course took place on a Friday But this part of the story does seem to be a little more sketchy

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  • Friday 13th | First Edition Translations
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  • Translation musings: Black Friday | First Edition Translations
    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 Black Friday Speaking as a Brit Black Friday does not sound like a good thing to me Black days bring to mind stock market crashes financial misery and bankers on the ledges of very high buildings not saying another word about that image But if you ve opened your email account today you could well have found an inbox chock full of Black Friday deals Well in the US it is the day after Thanksgiving and the start of the Christmas shopfest Shops are opening earlier and earlier some are even now calling it Black Thursday eat your turkey quick kids we ve got shopping to do and prices get slashed to bring in the crowds And of course if it s big in America it is inevitably big here The last few years have seen Brits subjected to Black Friday mainly through a large online business who will remain nameless However it is seeping into all manner of retail outlets now even Holland and Barrett has Black Friday deals So when did the term first translate from bad to good There seems to be two schools of thought The first is that it came from Philadelphia back in the 60s when cops and bus drivers got frustrated at the increase in shopper related traffic and began to refer to the nightmare day as Black Friday

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  • Black Friday | First Edition Translations
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