Everyone has read or heard a story about mistakes in translation. But what is the greatest mistake in translation, and the most lethal too?
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The World’s Smallest Book On English – This should give you some good excuses to spice up your next conversation.
Do you know the difference between ghost and ghoul?
A ghost, or spectre or phantom, is an apparition of a dead spirit or a soul.
A crocodile is the name we use to talk about a family of crocodilians such as the Nile crocodile, Caiman etc.
What is the difference…?
Inverted commas or quotation marks are punctuation marks used in pairs to mark off speech, a quotation, a phrase or a word.
The OED states the meaning of tittle, a singular noun as a tiny amount or part of something.
You see these signs everywhere you go: To Let, To Rent, For Sale, etc. But what’s the difference between to let and to rent? Isn’t letting the same as renting?
Unlawful versus Illegal.
In the office recently we had a discussion around the two terms. In relation to a recent political decision around Brexit in the UK, Boris Johnson’s actions were said to be unlawful. What does that mean?
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