Once again, bad translation is to blame for an international “incident” involving those at the top level of government. According to Washington, an interpreter is to blame after reports U.S. Vice President Joe Biden told President Park Geun-hye in Seoul on Friday that, “betting against the U.S. is a bad bet” (or at least that’s…

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Casino language – Allows you to enjoy the games with thrill and excitement   When online casino invaded the internet, it practically brought with it everything about casino with no exception to the slang or jargon commonly used by the casino industry for communication. The primary reason in using casino jargon is to keep the…

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by Alexis C. Madrigal, The Atlantic The short answer is “no,” but the long answer is much more interesting. An underwater keyboard at Epcot Center, shown at TED by dolphin researcher Denise Herzing It started innocently enough, as rumors do: A friend of a friend and I were chatting about Google and he said that…

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Source: It’s Useful Stuff   Recently, It’s Useful Stuff (itsusefulstuff.com) took a look at Ackuna, the free app translation platform for developers. Launching a mobile app requires a lot of work: design, programming, marketing, monitoring … not easy to get to the top positions in the charts, but if we have the option to offer…

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Source: Windows Observer In a software and app world without many borders developers these days are missing opportunities for additional income and exposure by not being able to easily get their apps into other languages. I have witnessed Windows Phone devs help each other with translations via Twitter and that seems to work pretty well…

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As a species, we love to gossip and listen to music.  But which came first?  Most would argue we limped our way up to language via grunts and noises we began to associate with objects, however some believe we danced our way up the evolutionary ladder singing show-tunes (well, not exactly). However there seems to…

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Source: Galido.net   John Heywood, a famous writer once said. “Many hands make light work.” Well, crowdsourcing is just that and more. Crowd-sourcing gives professional translators opportunities and creates a window for further knowledge. Mastering a language doesn’t happen over night. Even at a proficient level you should always leave room to perfect your skills…

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by Meg Wagner, Mashable Doomsday arrived on Oct. 30, 1938, when poisonous black gas crept through New Jersey, ray guns shot flames across New York City and killing machines from Mars took over the nation. Or, that’s what nearly 1 million radio listeners thought, at least. Wednesday marks the 75th anniversary of Orson Welles’ “War of the…

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  Proponents of Quechua hope that using the language in a modern technological setting will help to preserve the indigenous tongue. Microsoft is on board with the speakers of Quechua and have put their efforts to use where else but with an app. According to Andina news agency, Microsoft is launching an application with tablet tools…

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Guest Post Reading is one of the best ways to expand our vocabulary and improve spelling, but it is not enough to do it eventually, you need to be consistent. Thus, if you really want to improve and enhance foreign language speaking proficiency, you should make it a habit. Language learning experts at SolidEssay.com recommend a…

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