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  • checking | First Edition Translations
    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 checking 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

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  • Embarrassing gaffs | First Edition Translations
    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 Embarrassing gaffs 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

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  • St George’s Day | First Edition Translations
    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 George s Day Happy St George s Day The feast day of St George is celebrated in many countries across the world including of course England The day commemorates the generally accepted date of his death in AD 303 It is also celebrated in the counties of Canada Croatia Portugal Cyprus Greece Georgia Serbia Bulgaria Romania Bosnia and

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  • Happy Easter! | First Edition Translations
    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 Happy Easter What will you and your family be doing today Some of you of course will be attending Sunday Mass but what about the more secular Easter activities Will you be sitting down to a slap up Sunday roast Heading into the garden for a somewhat chilly Easter egg hunt maybe an indoor one this year Or just sitting in front of the telly gorging In the Czech Republic or Slovakia you might get a whipping But only if you are female Legend has it that the women should be spanked with a special handmade whip a pomlázka in Czech or korbáč in Slovak to keep healthy and beautiful Hmmm I think I ll stick with chocolate thank you very much In some areas though the women can get their revenge on the men the next day by pouring cold water on them A similar tradition also existed in Poland Śmigus Dyngus or lany poniedziałek meaning Wet Monday and now seems to have turned into a good excuse for a big old water fight The water theme carries over into other countries In Hungary and many Hungarian speaking communities the day after Easter is called Locsoló Hétfő or Watering Monday If you want an Easter Egg you have to be prepared to get soaked with water or perfume From water to fire in some Western European countries In Cyprus great fires are lit

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  • Happy St David’s Day! Or… Dydd Gŵyl Dewi! | First Edition Translations
    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 Happy St David s Day Or Dydd Gŵyl Dewi St David or Dewi Sant was a Celtic monk abbot and bishop who spread the word of Christianity across Wales in the 6th century and his saint day has been celebrated on 1st March on which he is believed to have died since the 18th Century There are many stories around St David one of the most famous being that while preaching to a huge crowd the ground rose beneath him to form a hill so that he could be heard by everyone Legend also has it that he brought a boy back from the dead and that springs of water appeared to mark milestones in his life Many will today be sporting traditional daffodils and leeks to celebrate both of which are considered national emblems Why the

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  • Happy Chinese New Year! | First Edition Translations
    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 Happy Chinese New Year Today we leave the Chinese Year of the Dragon and move into the Year of the Water Snake The snake is associated with wisdom beauty and intelligence but also pride and anger According to Chinese astrology those born in the Year of the Snake are considered intuitive introspective and refined although they can be manipulative scheming or even proud All over the world millions of people are

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  • Year of the Snake | First Edition Translations
    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 Year of the Snake Happy Chinese New Year Today we leave the Chinese Year of the Dragon and move into the Year of the Water Snake The snake is associated with wisdom beauty and intelligence but also pride and anger According to Chinese astrology those born in the Year of the Snake are

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  • Underground language | First Edition Translations
    Literature Miscellaneous Musings Primavera Translation Uncategorized World events Meta Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org Underground language This month saw the 150 th anniversary of the London Underground popularly known as The Tube It was the first of its kind and has become iconic in so many ways from the map to the font It seems tube was used before the underground railway was opened According to the Oxford English Dictionary to whom I give my thanks for the facts in this post it was quoted in Queen Victoria s journal from 1847 We passed the famous Swilly Rocks and saw the works they are making for the tube for the railroad Obviously it stuck In Paris of course they have le metro which comes from the original operators of the railway la Compagnie du chemin de fer métropolitain de Paris or the metropolitan railway company of Paris Bit of a mouthful so quickly shortened and metro has became a common word for subterranean rail networks including those in such far flung places as Algiers Genoa Rio and Xi an In Glasgow one of the oldest and shortest systems in the world is affectionately known as the Clockwork Orange click here to see why although the locals tend to call it the subway And possibly one of the most seemingly obscure names is the L in Chicago Not the shape of the network the L comes from elevated line although it does go down as well as up One of the most infamous and most filmed networks in the world is the New York Subway I wonder how many films you can think of which have featured it The one that pops into my mind is Crocodile Dundee yelling and then walking across the crowds to his lady

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