Monthly Archives: April 2012

Why am I writing this blog?

I haven’t really got into writing a blog yet. I spend too much time thinking about what to write and then rejecting it. So I’ve decided to try a different tack, I’m going to try writing the way I go … Continue reading

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There was an English guy in front of me in the chemist’s the other day, struggling to make himself understood. “What’s this say?” he asked the chemist, pointing at his prescription. The chemist looked blank. “Quiere saber que dice,” I … Continue reading

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Some things have changed for the better

When I started translating in the early 80s, I used to write out the translations in a large exercise book and then type them up on a portable typewriter at the dining room table. The agency I worked for at … Continue reading

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Choosing a name

I’ve decided to start a blog. I’m hoping it will give be my New Project. I’ve got the name, after rejecting ‘Word for Word’ (too literal) and ‘Lost for Words’ (definitely don’t want to give that impression). ‘The Greeks have … Continue reading

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