Two famous English students

IRQ posts a brilliant photo of Espe and abstentionist dog above a piece by “Hughes” which kicks off with Ana María Jiménez. The former presumably owns several palaces and speaks decent English. The latter has been living in a glorified cardboard box at Sofá de la Frontera for a couple of years to protest the housing situation and, if she has indeed been taking lessons from a Gibraltar gentleman (do say hello!) since “Tracyfeliz” filmed the following, is also probably pretty competent by now:

Via Blithe Gambol

Let’s see: what could the translation angle be here? Some kind of trading places thing? Ach, who cares.

Come on Ada Colado, and kick out everyone like me (except me).

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Posted on 2015

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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.

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