Entries by Graham O'Mahony

Posh Beginnings

La-Di-Da! The word posh has been in use in modern English since the 1910s. There is a story, that tells of well-to-do passengers who travelled between England and India had the word POSH written next to their names on bookings. POSH apparently stood for ‘Port Out, Starboard Home‘. The concept behind it was that the […]

Draw My Life | STAR Translation

Draw My Life | STAR Translation: Journey of a Start-up… Over the years, many people have asked how we started STAR translation Dublin. We were a typical start-up and grew rapidly into the professional translation company we are today. Paul Quigley and Damian Scattergood, our founders, share an insight into how we started. It all […]

Great Scots! 421 Words for Snow

There’s Snow Stopping the Scots! It has been documented that the Inuits of Greenland, and parts of Alaska, have more than 50 words for snow, but recently we discovered that the Scots have 421 words for snow. You might think that northerly countries like Iceland or Greenland have more words for snow given their freezing […]

Most Popular Animal Names in Different Languages

Animal Names in Different Languages Are you learning a new language? Ever wondered what the most well-known animals are called in different languages! We’ve put together a list of recognisable animal names from ant to whale, monkey to platypus and many more from English into Irish, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Polish. Irish Animal Names […]

Web Awards 2015, We’ve Been Nominated!

The awards are back and we’ve been nominated for the Web Awards 2015. Our entire website has been chosen under the category or Best SME Website (20 employees or less). See the full list of all the nominees, and other categories in this year’s biggest Web Awards since it first began in 2008. This year […]