Monday smile – Dig it with dogs

A brilliant contribution at the recent W2D2023 Conference came from Argentina via Carmen Olivetti, in the shape of a public information campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of translation.

Pretty sure it will make you smile – and admire their tactics.

The Colegio de Traductores PΓΊblicos de la Ciudad de Buonos Aires produced this fantastic video. One warning though – turn the sound down if you share an office… πŸ˜‰

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Monday smile – A VERY long presentation of the Court

The archives of the Old Bailey, London’s criminal court, hold the following introductory clause which is THREE HUNDRED AND EIGHT-NINE words long. 😊 All it does is introduce the judges and jurors.

The case is the trial of Francis Henry de la Motte, charged with high treason, and dates from 1781. Drafting lawyers have not all learnt their lesson about succinctness since then… πŸ˜‰ Continue reading