Video Fix

Every Sunday, we publish an informative video related to language, terminology or current affairs.

Musica Fix: Einstein on the Beach

March 20, 1916, Einstein publishes his general theory of relativity, which is still central nowadays for our understanding of the universe. Einstein changed not...

Video Fix: To wear a “body” and other pseudo-anglicisms in German

My model friends mobbed me during the 1980s because I refused to wear a body during the photo shootings. The stress caused by this...

Music Fix: The potential of conceptual codification in music. Part I.

Semiotic systems are fascinating because of their sheer complexity. They surround us almost every second of our life and more often than not we...

I will not buy this tobacconist’s, it is scratched

Linguistic misunderstandings have often been a recurrent theme in comedy. One of the best sketches on this topic is the "Dirty Hungarian Phrasebook" by...
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Video Fix: Pidgin and Creole: the Discovery and Language Contacts

The history of pidgins and creoles starts with the European age of exploration and expansion in the 15th century. During the 16th and early...

Video Fix: Terminology on YouTube

Have you ever been curious enough to type terminology on You Tube? I was recently, and I found a lot of interesting terminology related...

Music fix: Music in translation

A translation listening music? Do you think music can help you during your translation assignments? Professionals of our field - translation - know very...

Video Fix: Bob Dylan, when music can be translated

"I consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I'll die like a poet". If we ask for...

How languages evolve

Let's start this post with some numbers. According to Unesco there are more than 6500 languages spoken today.. In a world with more than...

5 curiosities of Harry Potter in Translation

The Harry Potter book series are novels written by British author J. K. Rowling and well known by everybody. It is even in style...
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