Archivo de la categoría: English

malarkey, icon, mamba, defund,…

What do these words have in common? They have all been buzzwords in 2020. According to Merriam-Webster, the well-known American English dictionary, these words were among the most popular look-ups during 2020: malarkey, meaning silly behaviour, was used by Joe … Sigue leyendo

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Debatable dictionary practices

Recently Merriam-Webster came under pressure from an online campaign to change one of the example sentences in their online dictionary of English. After a short period of time the dictionary editors caved in and suppressed the disputed example (as reported … Sigue leyendo

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Medical terms and abbreviations

On one of my first days working as a medical librarian at St. Charles Health System (Oregon), I received the following instructions: Please, can you check out a TNCC and an NRP book for Kayla? She is an RN in … Sigue leyendo

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One Day of Life is Life: Joan Maragall

In this article we feature a video of translator Ronald Puppo talking about his forthcoming One Day of Life is Life: Joan Maragall (Fum d’Estampa Press), which contains selected poetry and prose of Joan Maragall (1860-1911) in a rigorously prepared, … Sigue leyendo

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¿Por qué les cuesta tanto a los españoles aprender inglés?

El conocimiento de lenguas extranjeras y, particularmente, del inglés, es un requisito que no falta en las ofertas laborales más atractivas (por la remuneración, pero no solo). Existe una relación estrecha entre empleabilidad y conocimiento del inglés. Sin embargo, los … Sigue leyendo

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