How the Norwegian Winter Olympics team received thousands of eggs thanks to a translation typo

Norway’s Olympics team is used to performing well during the Winter Olympics. They even finished the Sochi Olympics with 11 gold medals and are hoping for another productive competition in Pyeongchang this year. Could their secret to such results rest in the scrambled eggs they eat for breakfast? OL-leiren...

Please, excuse-me, thank you, sorry. Why native speakers can save your translation.

Japanese is a tricky language to translate. Not only do native Japanese speakers use widely different levels of speech and register, they also master non-verbal communication and subtle vocabulary choices that would be unnoticed by non-native speakers (unless they trained really hard). It just so happens that one word...

Why it costs more to translate marketing content than regular content

When you look at translation agencies’ price tables, you may notice premiums on some text categories. If you’ve never tried to translate marketing content, you might wonder why it’s usually in the same category as legal translations, medical translations, academic translations, and the other usual suspects. Let’s shed some...

Website in English only? Hundreds of Companies in Hot Waters for Not Having French Website Translations.

Last November, Montreal citizens registered over 423 complaints for English-only websites to the OQLF. Complaints targeted companies in the Saint Laurent and Ahuntsic districts. The OQLF, or Office Québécois de la Langue Française, is in charge of supervising language policies in the Quebec province. They basically ensure French is...

Translation history is fascinating and this French museum has a full exhibition dedicated to it

Translation history is fascinating and full of interesting anectodes. From translation gaffes in the Bible to the challenges of translating ad campaigns creatively, there is no shortage of tales of success and failures in translation. And the MuCem (Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations) in France is dedicating a whole exhibition...