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2018. A toxic single-use year?

Yesterday Oxford Dictionaries announced their Word of the Year 2018: “toxic”. They said that there had been a 45% rise in the number of times the word has been looked up on its website, and that it best captured “the … Continue reading

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De ministras y ministros

Crátilo: Insisto. Los nombres de las cosas tienen una relación íntima con las cosas en sí. Hermógenes: ¿Aún insistes con este tema, mi viejo amigo Crati? Crátilo: Mira, Hermi, las verdades importantes resisten el paso del tiempo. Te voy a … Continue reading

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Contronyms

You’ve just got to love contronyms: words that also mean their opposite. For example, “to sanction”, which can mean both to approve an action and to impose a penalty for an action. Now, if you were designing a new language, … Continue reading

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What’s your word of the year 2017?

北 It’s the end of the year and as usual various authorities will be announcing their “word of the year”. In fact, it’s already started. One of the large English dictionaries, Merriam-Webster, has just announced its choice. They have gone for … Continue reading

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¡Ya tenemos ganadora del concurso #TranslatorWanted!

El pasado mes de junio celebramos el concurso sobre traducción #TranslatorWanted para reivindicar la figura del traductor/a. Se trata de una iniciativa impulsada por el Grado de Traducción, Interpretación y Lenguas Aplicadas (UOC, UVic-UCC). Este concurso consistía en capturar con … Continue reading

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