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Foreign Language Tweets Congratulate William and Kate

The welcome news that Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with the third in line to the throne has thrown the entire country into a frenzy of social networking, desperate to … Continue reading

December 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Pope Tweets in Eight Languages!

Pope Benedict XVI is taking one step forward with his attempts to grasp technology and will now be tweeting to the world in eight different languages. Starting on December 12th … Continue reading

December 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Di Jamaiekan Nyuu Testiment!

It has been revealed, by the Bible Society of the West Indies, that the cost of producing the Jamaican New Testament was three hundred and fifty thousand US dollars.  The … Continue reading

November 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Thousand Year Old Joke Book

Have you ever heard someone say ‘Oh yeh.. That’s joke’s old’? Well if you have, then perhaps they ought to think twice! A joke book, called ‘The Art of Party-Crashing’, … Continue reading

November 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Uyghur and Tibetian to be replaced by Mandarin

Mandarin proficiency is becoming a prerequisite for Tibetian and Uyghur speaking job-seekers in the Autonomous Regions in China, despite the local lanauge being the official one by law. Mandarin-proficient youth … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Voting Translated for Growing Foreign Language Communities

The 2010 census saw the demand to print ballot papers in other languages become a federal law across many states in America. The law, contained in Section 203 of the … Continue reading

November 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Literature Prize for Translation!

A highly acclaimed prize for literature has been won by a leading academic at the University of Sheffield. The prize was awarded to Dr Kaarina Hollo, for her epic work … Continue reading

November 23, 2012 · Leave a comment