La Moncloa: With the wisdom that advises the story, live the satisfaction with the victory of democracy, law and reason

Over at Barcepundit, who recently found another amusing object. If Zapatero doesn’t achieve his paragraph in history for being present at the end of ETA, couldn’t we at least light a candle for his linguistic skills?

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Last updated 21/10/2011

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

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Föcked Translation (414): 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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