Following on from yesterday’s post, you might be interested in Acronym Finder. I have found plenty of French, Portuguese, Italian and Spanish acronyms in it, and there may be other languages too.
“With more than 1,000,000 human-edited definitions, Acronym Finder is the world’s largest and most comprehensive dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms. Combined with the Acronym Attic, Acronym Finder contains more than 5 million acronyms and abbreviations.” Continue reading
I think every translator and interpreter hates acronyms more than most – the number of alternatives out there making the confusion even worse.
Think you might all enjoy this… 😊 Continue reading
A Monday smile in French today. Acronyms, acronyms and more acronyms. Enjoy! 🙂
Regular readers may know that one of my pet hates is acronyms and abbreviations… so whenever I see a list to help decipher them, it always pleases me. I recently came across this list, tucked in amongst the Interinstitutional style guide of the European Union.
Now before you start getting jealous, I am not writing this on the beach. The picture (Away From Keyboard, in case you’re wondering) is just to try to combat January blues.
Today I have a wonderful discovery to share with you – the Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations.
Abbreviations are one of things that really irritate me. Just made to exclude others who are not “in the know”. Unfortunately, we have to use, understand, and, for some of us, translate these nasty little tikes. And OK, I will admit, sometimes, they can save quite a bit of time writing out long titles. Continue reading