A weblog about translation and language
15 June 2009 in humour, marketing, translation, video
Translation is not a matter of words only: it is a matter of making intelligible a whole culture
To know another’s language and not his culture is a very good way to make a fluent fool of yourself
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19 June 2009 at 3:05
Oh, ho funny! We posted this one on our blog last week as well after we heard about it on a Listserv. Priceless — perhaps this would be a good video to show to folks who constantly want to negotiate. I think it really puts it in perspectives. We always say one shouldn’t negotiate on price when one is the seller — after all, professional services are nothing like a Mexican tianguis, where haggling is de rigeur.
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