Monthly Archives: January 2013

Cursing in Spanish is ladylike!

As an alternative to moving to Spain to learn Spanish, I exported my own little Spanish/American neighbourhood  – the idealistic, though dangerous, Wisteria Lane of Mujeres Desesperadas. How nice it is to switch language on a DVD in a second, with … Continue reading

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What if translation did not matter?

Outrageous  – how could a trained translator write such a thing? Of course I want to believe that translation is a noble profession that deserves high salaries and great respect. Unfortunately, sometimes, translation might not matter so much. The case … Continue reading

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15 years later: still playing Final Fantasy VII

Tweet Boy do I feel old writing FFVII was released 15 years ago. I remember watching a review on TV and I feel like it’s not so long ago. Clearly I’m mistaken. When I first got to play it, I … Continue reading

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The secrets of Chamber

I was recently discussing the difference between “room” and “chamber”. It’s not quite easy to give an explanation without pondering for a moment. Spontaneously, one would think chamber is a more elegant way of designating a room. The word room … Continue reading

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