Friday, September 21, 2012

6 Interpreting challenges

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6 comments:

  1. Or, to put it another way: “Our latest wheeze is to con you into thinking this latest pointless idea is new and worth something by cobbling together two old, half-baked ideas that didn’t work very well and disguising the fact with gobbledegook so you’ll part with your money”.

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  2. All interpreting situations are SO identical! (or all interpreted managers?..). I guess every interpreter has such situation in his "portfolio". Very well caught and depicted!

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  3. The rule is to interpret ideas, not words. So in this case - maybe the interpreter should have just said nothing?! :)

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  4. It's "interpreting" not "interpretation" but in this case, both will do!
    Diana has it spot on, though. Since we interpret ideas, silence would have done here!

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  5. The cartoon portraits the usual challenge faced by interpreters and it is not new. However, every interpreter has to accept that they are not conveying the message hundred percent.

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