In a recentpost, I discussed what I thought was a translation error in Harry Potter y el prisionero de Azkaban. I sent it to two of my friends and one of my former professors to see what they thought. You learn something new everyday, right? It turns out that “Pascuas” actually means “Christmas” in Spain. One of my friends sent me […]
I’ve been watching Future Man on Hulu recently – hence the photo – and because I’m a nerd (and trying to be proud of it), I turned on the Spanish subtitles. It’s also a way to ease myself back into Spanish. It’s really cool to see how certain words are translated into Spanish. Sometimes, they’ll […]
I’m still working my way through Harry Potter y el prisoner de Azkaban. It’s actually my New Year’s resolution to finish it. However, there seems to be a translation faux pas. Let’s break it down, shall we? Here’s a passage from the book in Spanish: POR ORDEN DEL MINISTERIO DE MAGIA Si recuerda a los clientes que hasta nuevo adviso los […]
After the conversation with my uncle’s friend last week, part of me was disappointed. That is, until I realized something.
I never knew two words could – or would, for that matter – mean so much.
Today is Super Bowl LII. The football game to rule them all. In America, at least.
I’ve always had a perfectionistic streak. I know I can’t control everything, but I want the things I can control to be perfect. Sometimes this manifests itself as tenacity and stubbornness. But sometimes, I let anxiety take over.
In the superficial sense, “no pain, no gain” simply means that if you don’t feel pain, you won’t gain anything.
We’ve all heard of writer’s block, right? But I’m sure you’ve never heard of reader’s block. I wasn’t quite sure I knew what it was myself. I’ve certainly never had a problem with not reading anything. If I got paid to read all day, that would be the best job in the world.
Recently, I received emails from two of my former professors at Randolph-Macon College. Saying “former” sounds weird. I still consider them my professors. Is the fact that I graduated ever going to hit me?