Word of the year 2022

Word of the year according to Collins dictionary
Word of the year 2022

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Collins dictionary has chosen “permacrisis” as the word of the year 2022. The word is used to describe an extended period of instability and insecurity, esp one resulting from a series of catastrophic events.

Permacrisis tops a list of 10 words, six of them new entries in the dictionary, which represent 2022, Collins said.

“Language can be a mirror to what is going on in society and the wider world, and this year has thrown up challenge after challenge.

“It is understandable that people may feel, after living through upheaval caused by Brexit, the pandemic, severe weather, the war in Ukraine, political instability, the energy squeeze, and the cost-of-living crisis, that we are living in an ongoing state of uncertainty and worry.”

Collins Dictionary monitors its 18bn-word database and a range of media sources, including social media, to create an annual list of new and notable words. Source The Guardian

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Hasta la vista, baby! and how to make your resignation stand out

Hasta la vista, baby
top sign-off phrase to include in your resignation letter

Leaving politics aside, I wanted to post about this “Hasta la vista, baby” event, which kept me thinking about how one phrase can make your departure memorable. Could this become a helpful phrase to turn down low-paying job offers? Would it be the perfect sign-off phrase to use when quitting a job? In any case, the well-known event inspired me to create one more cartoon. I hope you like it and have fun with it.

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Cards for English lovers – received pronunciation RP

Received pronunciation - RP - British accent
English lovers simply adore a posh accent

RP is probably the most widely studied and most frequently described variety of spoken English in the world, yet recent estimates suggest only 3% of the UK population speak it. (…) As well as being a living accent, RP is also a theoretical linguistic concept. It is the accent on which phonemic transcriptions in dictionaries are based, and it is widely used (in competition with General American) for teaching English as a foreign language. RP is included here as a useful reference, not to imply it has greater merit than any other English accent, but because it provides us with an extremely familiar model against which comparisons with other accents may be made.

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Prepositions frequently used (by translators)

Prepositions most frequently used by translators

Prepositions used by translators

Hi there! Here’s the first cartoon in the new series about parts of speech frequently used by translators or associated with them. In this case, we’ll deal with prepositions. Question: beloved translator, aren’t you always pressed for time?

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Truths about translation

 

Truths about translation

Once a translator, always a translator

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Ready to start 2019 highly motivated and willing to embrace the new year with new projects and creations. Here’s a reminder about this truth: once you have tried your hand at translating, there is no escaping it. You are stuck with it for life, luckily!

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Your spelling and grammar are flawless

 

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Translator, if you find that person whose spelling and grammar are flawless, just tie the “mouse” (they are rarely found!)

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Pick up lines for translators

Pick up lines for translators

Pick up lines for translators. PC Q1G


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Dating freelance translators is not an easy task. This is the first post of many future posts suggesting pick up lines you can use if you want to win a freelance translator’s heart. One hint: any comment regarding language will do.

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5 most disliked words by translators

Most disliked words by translators

Most disliked words by translators

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Translators’ strategies to cope with insomnia

Translators coping with insomnia

Translators have a unique language-related strategy to cope with insomnia.

Translators have a strategy to cope with insomnia.

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That awkward moment when…

That awkward moment when you forget how to spell awkward

That awkward moment when you forget how to spell awkward

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