what’s in a name?

One eyebrow-raising idea from Germany’s new (old) coalition is the creation of a Heimatministerium -- a ‘Homeland Ministry’. Its remit is to push ahead with digitalisation and strengthen and develop rural areas, making these more attractive places for people and businesses. Article 72 of Germany's Basic Law refers to the establishment of ‘equivalent living conditions throughout the … Continue reading what’s in a name?

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what’s in a word?

The past couple of weeks have been busy with translation, both for work and for research. A good translation isn’t just a mechanical rendering of one language into another; it accurately conveys sense and nuance and, pondering the deeper layers of meaning, you soon recognise how some vocabulary is imbued with certain values and attitudes. … Continue reading what’s in a word?