Off topic: Say it in "llama" font!
Thread poster: RominaZ

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Oct 4, 2011

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What is Llama Font? It's a font made of llamas. Use it to write out any message you'd like.

It's especially helpful in taking the edge off of bad news. Need to send a harsh message to a loved one? Helvetica is cold. Say it in llama.

Need to make a confession? Times New Roman is just rude. Say it in llama.

Here are some examples

Source: Macmillan Dictionary Blog

Here is an example I created myself of the kind of bad news related to translation that could be passed using "llama" font.

You can type your own message here

Can you think of any other news related to translation/interpreting that would be better said in "llama"?

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Jan Willem van Dormolen  Identity Verified
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Who needs llamas? Oct 4, 2011

No, just kiddin', just love your llamas

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Wolfgang Vogt  Identity Verified
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llamafyme Oct 4, 2011

LLAMAFYME! nice one!

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Werner Maurer  Identity Verified
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fonts Oct 4, 2011

I must say I'm glad they didn't have fonts like this in the 17th and 18th centuries, otherwise we might be reading Swift or Pope in them!

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