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As the traveller sees farthest by day, and becomes aware of rugged mountains and trackless plains which the friendly darkness had shrouded from his sight and mind together, so, the wayfarer in the toilsome path of human life sees, with each returning sun, some new obstacle to surmount, some new height to be attained. Distances […]

Robinson Library, Newcastle University. (Photo by Andrew Curtis is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.)   Hard on the heels of the recent post about Brent Council’s plans to close its libraries comes this article by Peter Jones in The Spectator about how Newcastle University Library is dumping its books. This […]

This little list is going viral: Anglo-EU-Translation-Guide.    

He’s a bit of a rolling stone, He nearly sold us a pig in the poke, but his body language gave the game away. We teased him till he let the cat out of the bag and nowadays we give him the cold shoulder. Ever wondered how English idioms and expressions came to have their […]

Crabbs House, Barnham Park, Sudbury, Middlesex. Photo Jo7000. (Click to see original on Wikipedia.) According to Gibbon, the Roman Empire succumbed to the barbarians in large part due to the gradual loss of civic virtue among its citizens. A brief history of Sudbury (dates are approximate) 455 Horsa, having established the Saxon reign in England […]

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I hold a Certificate of Proficiency in English issued by the University of Cambridge and I have a work experience in English as a professor and translator. My command of English in speaking, reading and writing is very good. Quite good, I would say.

Now I have not the slightest intention of participating in this particular „space”. I won’t have anything to do with an invitation written in so clichéd a language, including all the trappings of pseudo-academese psychobabble and happy-clappy optimism. These are words of emptiness and exclusion, of elitism and trend, of a conference held for the […]