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Sweet Potato Recipe

They are, of course, delicious just by themselves, or with sour cream and chopped chives, but if you would like something a bit more elaborate, here my favorite sweet potato recipe: You need: 4 medium sweet potatoes 28-oz can country-style baked beans 2 peaches, sliced ½ cup diced onions 3 bacon strips, cooked and chopped Salt and pepper to taste Wash the sweet potatoes and pierce...

Scrape And Post

Even after all this time, the Web is still full of surprises. After having published the last post, “A ♥ for Language Blogs,” I thought I’d check how many language blogs out there had done the same thing. One of the results was a blog called Translation details. Their post (http://goo.gl/HNi28), it turns out, was a simple scrape and post job of the original article by the Jenner...

We Have A Winner

In a post on May 5th I wondered aloud which of three blog milestones would be reached first. It is sad but true: Akismet has stopped its 100,000th spam comment. That is not the sum of spam comments since the start of Translate This! For most years I used SpamKarma, even after the developer stopped supporting the product. The 100,000 mark is a result of relatively recent activity. The...

Weekend Video

I remember vividly the painting we had on the wall of our living room when I was about six years old. It was dark and mysterious, the strangely geometric jungle plants hinted that there was more to the story of the “Snake Charmer” by Henri Rousseau. Michel Hoog in his book on Henri Rousseau wrote that “Many critics, even those not fond of Rousseau, have quite rightly evoked...

The Race Is On

There are a couple of milestones on the horizon: The 700th blog entry The 100,000th piece of spam blocked by Akismet The 8th birthday of this blog (it will enter 3rd grade, so to speak) Which one will get there first?

Neither Word Nor Text

I do not translate literature, but most of my projects in the area of corporate communications make many of the demands that are typical for literary translations. Looking at the tweets in my Twitter timeline, I have found an interesting uptick for the subject of “transcreation.” For me, that’s déjà vu – whether to foreignize or domesticate translations was a big subject in...

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