If you have a visual way of thinking, you might enjoy a new online tool called Visuwords™ which uses Princeton University’s WordNet, an open-source database built by students and language researchers.
It calls itself a “visual dictionary, visual thesaurus and interactive lexicon”.
Here’s hoping you all have a great week!
With no mishaps of course. 😉
A few days ago a decision was handed down in a case which was all about the Oxford comma. The New York Times reports on the class action between three truck drivers and Oakhurst Dairy in an article entitled “Lack of Oxford Comma Could Cost Maine Company Millions in Overtime Dispute“.
Very little imagination is needed to extend this to how crucial such things might be in translation.
Regular readers will know that I do enjoy poking fun at ‘business-ese’ from to time. 🙂 So you can imagine my joy at discovering the Business Buzzwords Generator made available by The Wall Street Journal.
A great line-up of #TranslatingEurope Workshops has been released by the Directorate-General for Translation at the European Commission. They will be happening all around Europe, and cover a wide range of themes.