Category Archives: Anniversaries


The other day I was involved in an online discussion in which one of the participants wrote that we were bikeshedding. I was unfamiliar with the expression so I looked it up. It means wasting time on details while not … Continue reading

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When language can be murder

As a young man, Sydney Silverman spent three years in jail doing hard labour as a result of his conscientious objection to fighting in the First World War. The 8th October is the anniversary of the birth of this radical … Continue reading

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La prueba de Bechdel

Este año la ceremonia de los Oscar (4 de marzo) y el Día Internacional de la Mujer (8 de marzo) casi coinciden, en un ambiente enrarecido y reivindicativo, y en el cual las dos efemérides se combinan como nunca. Los … Continue reading

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Traduccions: l’eterna joventut?

Les traduccions duren per sempre? Cal una nova traducció per a cada generació? Amb el fil conductor de les retraduccions, enguany se celebra el 25è aniversari del Seminari sobre la traducció a Catalunya, el proper dissabte 4 de març a Barcelona. Francesc … Continue reading

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Bones festes!

In a secular society, if like me you are not much of a believer, religious holidays can be curious occasions. In Spain people do not waste much time wondering about this kind of thing. “Just be glad it’s a holiday … Continue reading

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