Archivo de la categoría: Word reference

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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Juneteenth

Juneteenth, a portmanteau word derived from “June nineteenth”, is the anniversary of the proclamation in Texas on 19 June 1865 that freed the last slaves in the USA at the close of the Civil War. Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 … Sigue leyendo

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Coronavirus keywords

We have all been knocked sideways by the outbreak of Coronavirus. Here are some basic terms so that, if and when we get out of this mess, we can talk about it with due propriety. The article is inspired by … Sigue leyendo

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Equivalencias entre puestos académicos

En el artículo de hoy planteamos unos retos de traducción del mundo académico. ¿Cómo se dicen los siguientes puestos en inglés británico y en el inglés de los Estados Unidos de América? En todos los casos estamos hablando de universidades … Sigue leyendo

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