English-Speaking Nurses in Quebec Un...

In Quebec, 200 nursing graduates signed a petition to complain about the poor English translation of the nursing exam. They are worried about their performance – and their futures – due to the bad quality of...

Help Us Choose a New Company Name: T...

It’s all in the name, right? That’s why we have such a big problem at the moment, and why we would like to ask for your help in choosing a new company name to succeed 1-800-Translate. [Note: If you prefer to...

Language Learning for Religion?

Many people cite job prospects, heritage, academic success or lifelong learning as reasons when deciding to learn another language, but is it worthwhile to learn a language for your religion? That is of...

California Takes On Translated Presc...

A significant number of Californians speak languages other than English at home. No one disputes that. Should prescription labels favor patients or pharmacists though? That is the question. California’s Board...

European Central Bank Discovers Bank...

Depending on who you are and what your role is, multilingualism can be a beautiful thing, or it can be a pain in the neck. The European Central Bank is finding that out. In the European Union, citizens have...

Tesco Translation Screwup Is No Laug...

It’s time for another installment of “Good Idea, Bad Idea.” Good Idea: You can withdraw cash at an ATM at a Tesco Express in Wales. Bad Idea: The machine also promised “Free Erections” in Welsh. The...
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