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Kay Denney  Identity Verified
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Trance-creation Oct 22, 2020

Philippe Etienne wrote:

Mervyn Henderson wrote:
We have a wide range of products and services.
We help our customers achieve their objectives.

Thanks to our diversified portfolio of products and services, we can design one-stop-shop solutions tailored to the requirements and needs of our valued and beloved customers, while boosting their profitability and ultimately shaping a sustainable future for the benefit of all.

Philippe

I just wanted to congratulate you on the best ever Proz thread title


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Embarrassing Oct 22, 2020

Thomas T. Frost wrote:

Of course, you could also reach out to the client to help them action a novel paradigm that optimises how to leverage linguistic corporate assets in win-win marketing strategy going forward.


I forgot the 'a' before 'win-win' and now it's too late to edit it. Excellent illustration of how management speak can distract from the task. I was also knackered, as it was a gruelling Tuesday. (I had to find some excuses for such sloppy writing.)


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@Thomas Oct 22, 2020

Don't fret. Engineers leave out the article all the time. They say "continuous supply to water treatment plant", don't they? They like that kind of thing. It maintains the mystery for us mortals. Saying "the water treatment plant" all the time just shows you're an outsider. Or a translator.

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Engineers Oct 22, 2020

Mervyn Henderson wrote:

Don't fret. Engineers leave out the article all the time. They say "continuous supply to water treatment plant", don't they? They like that kind of thing. It maintains the mystery for us mortals. Saying "the water treatment plant" all the time just shows you're an outsider. Or a translator.


Right, engineers, IT specialists and other technicians often don't write properly, but that's hardly a useful benchmark for a translator – to use another word the corporate world loves.

But even the best novel often goes to print with at least one error.


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I agree! Oct 22, 2020

Kay Denney wrote:

Philippe Etienne wrote:

Mervyn Henderson wrote:
We have a wide range of products and services.
We help our customers achieve their objectives.

Thanks to our diversified portfolio of products and services, we can design one-stop-shop solutions tailored to the requirements and needs of our valued and beloved customers, while boosting their profitability and ultimately shaping a sustainable future for the benefit of all.

Philippe

I just wanted to congratulate you on the best ever Proz thread title


To be creative we need to go into a sort of trance!
I don't know if Philippe went into it, but the truth is that he managed to be very creative.


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Over the top Oct 22, 2020

Philippe Etienne wrote:

Mervyn Henderson wrote:
We have a wide range of products and services.
We help our customers achieve their objectives.

Thanks to our diversified portfolio of products and services, we can design one-stop-shop solutions tailored to the requirements and needs of our valued and beloved customers, while boosting their profitability and ultimately shaping a sustainable future for the benefit of all.

Philippe


Over the top, sorry. Sarcasm? Making fun of marketing speak or translators? ;-(
Beloved customers to me has the ring of dearly beloved we are gathered here or is at least way too personal and when I read one-stop-shop solutions tailored I take a deep sigh and shudder. Shaping a sustainable future for the benefit of all borders on delusions of grandeur.


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Shots fired. Oct 23, 2020

4jjuin

Honestly, we should post more memes.


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Stress-free CAT Tool Oct 23, 2020

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Even more stress-free CAT tool Oct 25, 2020

22.05.2020 relxing cat copy

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So cute! Oct 25, 2020

It's a he or a she?

 

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She Oct 25, 2020

expressisverbis wrote:

It's a he or a she?


A she.


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Congratulations Oct 25, 2020

Tom in London wrote:

expressisverbis wrote:

It's a he or a she?


A she.


You have a lovely and sweet little girl!


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Awww!!! Oct 26, 2020

expressisverbis wrote:

Tom in London wrote:

expressisverbis wrote:

It's a he or a she?


A she.


You have a lovely and sweet little girl!


Both your Cat tools are lovely! Since I adopted 3 dogs my cats don't give me the privilege of taking photographs to them that often anymore. Here's Dalia sitting on a chocolate box (sorry for the zoom in). 20201026_013938
What is it with us translators and cats?

[Editado a las 2020-10-26 04:43 GMT]

[Editado a las 2020-10-26 04:44 GMT]


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Dalia Oct 26, 2020

is a sweet too! Congratulations!

 

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Question of the day Oct 26, 2020

Why is it acceptable, both on this site and in real life, to air offensive views but not to use offensive language?

Why are four-letter words not also covered by freedom of speech?


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