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Why it's easier to swear at people in another language

Why it's easier to swear at people in another language | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
People who speak two or more languages often prefer to use one language over another, depending on the situation. This is especially true when it comes to cursing and insults. It seems that people prefer not to use their native languages to talk smack. Here's why.

Via lexicool.com, Estelblau
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Monica MIRZA's curator insight, March 5, 2014 6:21 AM

Daily experiencing this  -100% agree with the article :o)

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English Received Pronounciation

Voices - The way we speak in the UK today. Voices - The term 'BBC English' entered the language and is still widely used, even though - as we can see from the comments above - a range of accents are used on the BBC.
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Code-Switching vs. Borrowing in Bilingual Children

Code-Switching vs. Borrowing in Bilingual Children | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
Code-Switching vs. Borrowing in Bilingual Children
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Game of Accents vs Game of Thrones: Why the Lannisters speak Southern British accent?

Game of Accents vs Game of Thrones: Why the Lannisters speak Southern British accent? | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
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45 ways to avoid using the word 'very'

45 ways to avoid using the word 'very' | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. ~Mark Twain
'Very' is the most useless word in the English...
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YourTerm's curator insight, June 11, 4:04 AM

'Very' is the most useless word in the English language and can always come out.

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How to learn 30 languages

How to learn 30 languages | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
Some people can speak a seemingly impossible number of tongues. How do they manage it, asks David Robson, and what can we learn from them?
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How the language you speak changes your view of the world

How the language you speak changes your view of the world | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
Panos Athanasopoulos says bilinguals view the world in different ways depending on the specific language they are operating in.
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[MAP] How some of the consonants are pronounced in the European Languages?

A set of maps showing how selected consonants of the Latin alphabet are pronounced in different European languages and dialects.

The map is colored based on the what the majority language or dialect speaks in each area. Some borders might be inaccurate.

Source: a ton of scattered wikipedia articles.
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Map showing the 2nd Largest Nationality Living In Each European Country

Map showing the 2nd Largest Nationality Living In Each European Country | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
The map above shows the flag of the 2nd largest nationality, by country of birth, living in each European country. There are many surprises...
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Spelling error destroyed a business and cost the UK $17m

Spelling error destroyed a business and cost the UK $17m | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
It was a 124-year-old Welsh family business which took five generations to build up, yet a blunder over a single letter was all that was needed to cause its collapse, leaving the government with a £9 million ($A17m) legal bill, UK’s Daily Telegraph reports.
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Test Translations and Samples: Why Do We Need Them?

Test Translations and Samples: Why Do We Need Them? | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
Why some people on both sides of translation company/provider fence try to say that the initial test translations are not necessary. Trust but verify.
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24 Place Names You’ve Probably Been Mispronouncing Your Whole Life

24 Place Names You’ve Probably Been Mispronouncing Your Whole Life | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
When travelling, a great faux-pas to avoid if you want to get in good with the locals is mispronouncing the name of the place you're in. Luckily, this collection of images will take some of the most commonly mispronounced place names and show us how we SHOULD have been saying them.
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[INFOGRAPHIC] What Are The Hardest Languages To Learn?

[INFOGRAPHIC] What Are The Hardest Languages To Learn? | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
What Are The Hardest Languages To Learn? [INFOGRAPHIC]  
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THE HARDEST LANGUAGES TO LEARN

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Sexism and the English language

Sexism and the English language | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
Want to read more stories about language? Consider donating to The Caledonian Mercury By Betty Kirkpatrick Much has been said and written
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Why do the Spanish “shit in the sea”?

Why do the Spanish “shit in the sea”? | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
New book explores the origins of puzzling Spanish idioms that can sound shocking, vulgar or nonsensical to many foreigners
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English-Spanish False Friends Dictionary

English-Spanish False Friends Dictionary | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
Contains all those English terms and expressions that can lead to confusion in Spanish
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A place to find all those terms and expressions that are often mistranslated.

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Football vocabulary in English, Spanish and French

Football vocabulary in English, Spanish and French | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
Football vocabulary in English, Spanish and French: Vocabulario de fútbol en inglés, español y francés
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The 21 funniest expressions in Chilean Spanish (and how to use them)

The 21 funniest expressions in Chilean Spanish (and how to use them) | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
THE 21 FUNNIEST EXPRESSIONS IN CHILEAN SPANISH (AND HOW TO USE THEM)
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If you thought Spanish or English were difficult languages, wait to see this ^_^

If you thought Spanish or English were difficult languages, wait to see this ^_^ | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
The Internet's visual storytelling community. Explore, share, and discuss the best visual stories the Internet has to offer.
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Inside The Minds And Lives Of Real-Time Translators

Inside The Minds And Lives Of Real-Time Translators | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
The world's most powerful computers can't perform accurate real-time translation. Yet interpreters do it with ease. Meet the neuroscientists who are starting to explain this remarkable ability
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Spanish is the world's HAPPIEST language - but where does English rank?

Spanish is the world's HAPPIEST language - but where does English rank? | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
Spanish proved the happiest, with Brazilian, Portuguese, and Indonesian also featuring high up
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Three Thousand Glossaries - TermCoord Terminology Coordination Unit

Three Thousand Glossaries - TermCoord Terminology Coordination Unit | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
Reliable glossaries are a valuable source of information and a great help for both translators and terminologists. But, there are also very difficult to find. Having this in mind, the English translation agency InBox decided to put together an extensive list of three thousand glossaries, slip in 120 categories in order to make the term …
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A language family tree - in pictures

A language family tree - in pictures | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
Minna Sundberg’s illustration maps the relationships between Indo-European and Uralic languages
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10 Idioms From Around the World

10 Idioms From Around the World | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
Each country and culture has its idioms – expressions whose meaning is not clear from the meaning of its elements because people use them figuratively. There
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