The Lebanese Language Godfather dies: Rest in Peace, Said Akl

Said Akl, the greatest modern poet Lebanon has ever known, passed away at the age of 102. Said Akl (July 4, 1912 – November 28, 2014) was known for nationalism […]

Creative Writing Gone Wrong: Poppins’ New Fruity Bites “Bite Me” Ad Campaign Slogan

It’s been a few weeks since Poppins, the local breakfast cereal company, launched its new range of cereal bars with fruit pieces, adequately called “Fruity Bites”, accompanied by a huge […]

November 19, the International Day for Prevention of Child Abuse

The World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse is to be commemorated every 19 November in synergy with the anniversary of the International Day for the rights of the child […]

Top 3 Most Important Things Some Translation Clients do not realize

They say ignorance is bliss. For us translators, I believe it’s good that some clients do not fully understand how we work and how we go about producing professional translations […]

Language and Translation Memes

A translator’s job is a pretty serious one, but that doesn’t mean we don’t know how to have fun! If you can come up with other language and translation memes, […]

Interesting Examples and Funny Jokes on Punctuation

Ah, the power of a correctly punctuated sentence! When I wrote a blog post about language and translator jokes, I was asked to make it into a series. There are […]

Being a Night Owl: Advantages, Disadvantages, and How to nail it

Freelance translators and language service providers in general are known to have one of the careers where working at night often comes with the territory. I bet all linguists have […]