|Mouse pad for translators|
You can find the mouse pad online in the Linguascope website.
|Mouse pad for translators|
|King's College - Cambridge|
|The panel: Schiaffino, Wood, Heasman, Poulton|
|(click on the strip to open a larger version in a new window)|
Mafalda: "What's your mom typing?"
Libertad: "Translations of books, because what my dad makes only pays for the rent. My mum knows French. The French write books in French, my mom copies them the way we speak, and with what that brings in she buys noodles and stuff like that. There's this guy... wait, what's his name? Yanpol... Yanpol Belmondo... no, Yanpol... Sastre, is it?"
Mafalda: "Ah! Sartre?"
Libertad: "That one! The last chicken we ate was written by him!"(Translation adapted from the one posted in Bob's Comics Reviews)
After publishing the new commenting policy a few days ago, the spammers have really stepped up their pointless efforts: About Translation is now receiving several dozen comments a day from “Anonymous”. All these comments go directly to spam (and deservedly so).
Unfortunately this means that when you leave a comment here, if you do it anonymously, it is most most unlikely that I’ll retrieve it from the spam folder and publish it.
If you have something interesting to say, please do so under your own name, or (if you really must), use some alias.
I’m sorry: I also preferred this blog when comments were published immediately. This is no longer possible, thanks to the stupidity and greed of these anonymous trolls.
It used to be that, in order to have a more immediate discussion, you could leave commenting open on a blog.
Then spam comments begun to appear. At first they were an infrequent, minor nuisance, and a bit of clean-up once in a while was enough for keeping a blog clean.
Spam comments grew in frequency, which lead many bloggers to impose stricter moderation policies.
In this blog I started by leaving all comments open, but after a few years I had to impose moderation on all comments older than a certain date. Still, I tried to keep open commenting for the most recent posts.
But spam comments now have grown to the point that even for the most recent posts it is necessary to moderate all comments. I’m sorry for this, but I now have to direct all comments through the moderation queue.
I’ll try to post all legitimate comments as soon as possible, but some will end up being delayed – especially if they are written when I’m not at the computer.
Certain spam comments, though essentially meaningless, attain a certain poetic quality. See for example this comment to an earlier post of mine:
If some one searches for his essential thing,
He wants that to be available in detail,
Thus that thing
Is maintained over here.
This has a certain haiku-like feeling, and even a tangential connection to the post it purports to comment (Simple regular expressions for SDL Trados Studio filters).