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Resources Galore and the Danger of Sweeping Generalisations

Among the scores of posts published on translation blogs every day, very few manage to reach out and grab my full attention as much as Kevin Fernandez’s on The Open Mic. 699 more words

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A-Z of Shakespeare - Z

The final Shakespearean word of the day is… zany

A zany was a Fool or a jester’s assistant, a bit like a clown. A Fool was paid to entertain the nobility. 106 more words

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A-Z of Shakespeare - Y

Today’s Shakespearean word of the day is… yoke

The word yoke is used to mean servitude. It literally means a piece of wood that harnesses an animal to make it work. 56 more words

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A-Z of Shakespeare - W

Today’s Shakespearean word of the day is… weeds

Unfortunately there is no entry for X in the Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary so we are moving on straight to W! 101 more words

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Shakespeare 400

We’re taking a break from our A-Z as today marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. To commemorate this special day, we are sharing an interesting extract from the… 280 more words

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A-Z of Shakespeare - V

Today’s Shakespearean word of the day is… viol-de-gamboys

A viola da gamba, played between the legs like a modern cello (gamba is ‘leg’ in Italian). 84 more words

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A-Z of Shakespeare - U

Today’s Shakespearean word of the day is… urchin

Warning! Don’t read in the meaning of ‘a poorly dressed boy’.

An urchin is a spirit in the form of a hedgehog! 81 more words

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