How to move you

Barcelona’s transport authority enters the fray.

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Posted on 2007

This post pre-dates my organ-grinding days, and may be imported from elsewhere.

Barcelona (489):

Catalonia (139):

English language (429):

Föcked Translation (413): I posted to a light-hearted blog called Fucked Translation over on Blogger from 2007 to 2016, when I was often in Barcelona. Its original subtitle was "What happens when Spanish institutions and businesses give translation contracts to relatives or to some guy in a bar who once went to London and only charges 0.05€/word." I never actually did much Spanish-English translation (most of my work is from Dutch, French and German) but I was intrigued and amused by the hubristic Spanish belief, then common, that nepotism and quality went hand in hand, and by the nemeses that inevitably followed.

Spain (503):

Spanish language (426):

Translation (463):

Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (3): Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona is the main public transit operator in Barcelona, made up of two formerly separate companies, Ferrocarril Metropolità de Barcelona, SA.


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