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  • Interpretation Oct 08, 2013

    Contradicting Oneself: Not Just a Woman

    I remember years ago receiving one of those e-mail forwards that contained a list of clever factoids. One of them claimed that "sanction" is the only word in the English language that is the opposite of itself.

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  • Interpretation May 15, 2013

    Babel and All That: What Is Language, Why We Have Different Languages, and How Did Language Begin

    This is a continuation of Part 1 in this series on the complicated nature and origins of language, which briefly addressed the question that is Language?

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  • Interpretation May 07, 2013

    Guard Dogs and Musical Bagpipes

    Have you ever thought about the adjectives you use, and how you can use certain kinds of adjectives one way but not others? 

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  • Interpretation Mar 28, 2013

    Two Out of Three

    There is a saying in business that there are three things people want a job to be: 1) quick, 2) good, 3) cheap. However, you can only get two of the three. 

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  • Interpretation Feb 14, 2013

    A Hot Potato

    Years ago a politician got into hot water for spelling otatoas otatoe.The source of his confusion would have been obvious at the time, but perhaps not so obvious now. 

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  • Interpretation Translation Sep 25, 2012

    The Need for Language Services

    When trying to do business in a foreign country it is critical that correspondence, draft contracts, and all technical materials be submitted to your counterparts in two languages - English so you can be as clear and persuasive as possible; and their first language so there is no doubt they fully understand your proposal.

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  • Interpretation Aug 16, 2012

    The Joys of Telephone Interpreting

    I have recently served as the interpreter for a number of phone conversations and teleconferences. This is convenient for clients for several reasons. 

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  • Interpretation Miscellaneous Jun 06, 2012

    One Spanish Speaker Said to the Other - I Have No Clue What You’re Saying

    I grew up in Miami where the population is nearly 70% Hispanic and there is at least one family living there who was at one time a citizen from every Latin American country in existence.

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  • Interpretation Translation May 31, 2012


    A Supreme Court ruling issued this week in a fairly obscure case may have important implications for international business, as well as for domestic disputes involving persons...

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