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  • End of the road? | First Edition Translations
    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 End of the road Recent research suggests that hitchhiking has reached the end of the road The AA Populus survey has found that the number of drivers unlikely to stop for hitchhikers has risen from 75 to 91 in the last two years just 1 of drivers have hitched themselves in the last year and only 1 said they were very likely to stop for someone thumbing a lift When my sister and I were children my parents would regularly pick up hitchhikers and stick them between us to stop us fighting How often some poor startled Swede or German would uncomfortably sit between two small silent girls staring at each side of his occasionally her head Worked every

    Original URL path: http://www.firstedit.co.uk/blog/2011/08/end-of-the-road/ (2016-02-09)
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  • car journeys | First Edition Translations
    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 car journeys End of the road Recent research suggests that hitchhiking has reached the end of the road The AA Populus survey has found that the number of drivers unlikely to stop for hitchhikers has risen from 75 to 91 in the last two years just 1 of drivers have hitched themselves in the last year and only 1 said they were very likely to stop for someone thumbing a lift When my sister and I were children my parents would regularly pick up hitchhikers and stick them between us to stop us fighting How often some poor startled Swede or German

    Original URL path: http://www.firstedit.co.uk/blog/tag/car-journeys/ (2016-02-09)
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  • hitchhiking | First Edition Translations
    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 hitchhiking End of the road Recent research suggests that hitchhiking has reached the end of the road The AA Populus survey has found that the number of drivers unlikely to stop for hitchhikers has risen from 75 to 91 in the last two years just 1 of drivers have hitched themselves in the last year and only 1 said they were very likely to stop for someone thumbing a lift When my sister and I were children my parents would regularly pick up hitchhikers and stick them between us to stop us fighting How often some poor startled Swede or German would

    Original URL path: http://www.firstedit.co.uk/blog/tag/hitchhiking/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Language | First Edition Translations | Page 11
    how it affects the message I have merely one child I am merely a waitress I am merely an average student Or leave it out all together I have one child I am a waitress I am an average student Just a little word with a big impact Read Carolyn Bucior s full article here Posted on March 1 2012 August 7 2012 Author Bridget Categories Language Tags Carolyn Bucior just language linguistics Leave a comment on What a difference a word makes Extreme multi lingual Many of our talented translators are multi lingual and it is never less than impressive to say the least But 20 year old Oxford University student Alex Rawlings has taken the proverbial biscuit with a total of 11 languages and still going Alex has just won a national competition to find the UK s most multi lingual student speaking English Greek German Spanish Russian Dutch Afrikaans French Hebrew Catalan and Italian And he s still learning Arabic is next So what is the secret to his success He just loves learning languages and finds the best way is to talk the talk rather than read the book And in his words The more you learn the easier it gets Honestly Click here to hear this remarkable young man in action Posted on February 22 2012 February 22 2012 Author Bridget Categories Language Translation Tags Alex Rawlings BBC News Multi lingual Leave a comment on Extreme multi lingual If an emotion has no name can you still feel it In George Orwell s dystopian novel Nighteen Eighty Four the state promotes a stripped down language newspeak to try to control its people The aim being if you can t express something you can t feel it It was intended that a heretical thought that is a thought diverging from the principles of IngSoc should be literally unthinkable at least so far as thought is dependent on words i This is a fictional language of course but does the language we speak affect our understanding of emotions If for example there is no word for disgust can we still feel it A recent study by researchers from the MPI for Psycholinguistics and the MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology ii says yes you don t need to have words for emotions to understand them Our results show that understanding emotional signals is not based on the words you have in your language to describe emotions Sauter says Instead our findings support the view that emotions have evolved as a set of basic human mechanisms with emotion categories like anger and disgust existing regardless of whether we have words for those feelings So Big Brother think on that i Excerpt taken from The Principles of Newspeak an appendix to 1984 by George Orwell ii To read more on this research click here Posted on February 15 2012 Author Bridget Categories Language Tags language linguistics research Leave a comment on If an emotion has no name can you still feel

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  • It’s all Greek to me… | First Edition Translations
    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 It s all Greek to me Looking for inspiration for today s blog post my thoughts naturally turned to the Olympics and a quick Google search later aren t the current Google doodles lovely brought me to a rather splendid little Greek language quiz on the BBC website The word gymnasium comes from the classical Greek γυμνός gymnos which means naked Rumour has it that the games became naked in the late 8th century BC after a cheeky young lady had the audacity to sneak in and win a race against the men Nudity was brought in toute suite to

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  • ancient olympics | First Edition Translations
    Fisk on Linguistic Advent 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 ancient olympics It s all Greek to me Looking for inspiration for today s blog post my thoughts naturally turned to the Olympics and a quick Google search later aren t the current Google doodles lovely brought me to a

    Original URL path: http://www.firstedit.co.uk/blog/tag/ancient-olympics/ (2016-02-09)
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  • bbc | First Edition Translations
    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

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  • How to avoid the ‘oops’ factor… | First Edition Translations
    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 How to avoid the oops factor The activities surrounding the 2012 Olympics have brought into sharp focus how careful we must be when dealing with international cultures Yesterday s embarrassing mistake with the North Korean football team and South Korean flag has proved how important it is to check check and check again particularly if it has the potential to cause a major international incident Another embarrassing mistake was spotted at a London shopping centre where huge banners were suspended from the ceilings welcoming visitors from all over the world A great idea but what a shame no one thought it was worth the effort to get the banners checked before they were put on display The Arabic letters were not joined up and back to front So instead of Welcome to London they proclaimed N O D N O L O T E M O C L E W An easy mistake to make if you don t speak or read Arabic but one that s just as easy to avoid The error has been blamed on software rather than the translation but this is really no excuse just get a human to check it after it has been typeset preferably a native speaker Even just a quick glance from an Arabic speaker would have spotted this particular mistake before it was shown to the world Likewise the nonsensical train poster produced by First Capital Connect which was blamed on the wrong alphabet being used At First Edition

    Original URL path: http://www.firstedit.co.uk/blog/2012/07/how-to-avoid-the-oops-factor/ (2016-02-09)
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