The dangers of governments not carrying due diligence in the procurement of machine translation hit the news again last week – this time in Sweden.
The Local, a European English-language news network, reported that “British parent Neale Thomas was trying to apply for VAB – Sweden’s sick pay when looking after an ill child – when he discovered several “Monty Python-esque” translations on the agency’s website”. Continue reading
Am I alone in thinking that the financial instrument “tuna bonds” sounds quite funny? 😂
When the latest Lexology update popped into my inbox – “FCA Fine Credit Suisse £147m and Obtain Undertaking from Bank to Forgive $200m of Mozambican State Debt in Respect of Tuna Bonds Scandal” – I just had to find out more.
This Monday Smile is thanks to Andrew Leigh. He included this little video clip in his great Masterclass last Friday on the subject of best business practice for legal translators. 🤩
We all know we should read Terms & Conditions, but do we really do it? Continue reading
A French Monday smile today, from the pen of the talented, philanthropic and sadly shortlived comedian Coluche. Continue reading
How did I miss this? 😂A couple of weeks ago Reuters reported that…
“A top European Commission official followed the thread of her boss’ annual ‘state of the union’ address on Wednesday by knitting. Continue reading
I’m thinking tech products here, what do you think?
Enjoy your week! 😊
A couple of weeks ago the BBC reported on International Burger Day (yes, really). Are you sitting comfortably? Here are some of the weirdest burgers in the world.
From the sublime (gold and caviar) to the ridiculous (frog’s legs), there are no limits to human imagination! Continue reading
For those of you who actually worked in an office (!!), many firms are now asking their staff to go back to being on their premises during working hours. I really enjoyed this guide to returning to the workplace – hope you will too. 😊 Continue reading
Here’s a selection of actual paper titles to cheer up your week. 😊
The effect of having Christmas dinner with in-laws on gut microbiota composition
(increased contact with in-laws during the holiday season is an important environmental factor known to affect both physical and mental health) Continue reading