New word for outsourcing
Thread poster: Lakshmi Iyer

Lakshmi Iyer  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 06:48
Italian to English
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Dec 2, 2005

Found the website mentioned at the tail end of this post while drifting aimlessly through cyberspace at that odd hour on a Friday afternoon when it's too early to stop working without feeling guilty and too nearly-evening to really want to get started on a fresh translation.

Having followed two recent Proz.com threads on neologisms and French agencies outsourcing to India respectively I found this particular definition of interest:

Dictionary definition for "Bangalored"

Bangalored adj. (said of a corporation, project, or employment) having been relocated to India; having lost business or employment due to such a relocation.
Categories: English Business Employment Technology

Editorial Note: Technologically, Bangalore is the Indian equivalent of Silicon Valley in the United States.
Citations: 2003 ["John Wallace" ] Usenet: comp.os.vms (Mar. 11) “Re: [OT] After two months of SAP trainingicon_frown.gif”: CPQ UK’s order management stuff (which I *think* covers Europe) *was* in the process of being Bangalored. 2004 Christopher Farrell BusinessWeek (U.S.) (Apr. 9) “A Double Standard on Trade”: I am a software developer who is about to be “Bangalored.” 2004 Chidanand Rajghatta @ Washington, D.C. Times of India (July 21) “Bangalored! BPO bashers’ war cry”: An online anti-outsourcing website is marketing a T-shirt with the legend “Don’t Get Bangalored,” a term suggesting losing one’s job to outsourcing.

This and much more on Double-Tongued Word Wrester ("a growing dictionary of old and new words from the fringes of English"). Absolutely fascinating, and this way you can tell yourself you're working: well, sort of.

www.doubletongued.org


 

Vladimir Dubisskiy  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 23:48
Member (2001)
English to Russian
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"bangalored" - lovely term Dec 2, 2005

Kaveri wrote:
Technologically, Bangalore is the Indian equivalent of Silicon Valley in the United States.


Yes, but with sweatshop/slave labor-like rates for professionals (translators) - well, at least comparing to N.America rates.icon_smile.gif))


 

Charlotte Blank  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:48
Czech to German
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In German... Dec 3, 2005

Hi,

there is a similar website for neologisms in German: http://www.sfs.uni-tuebingen.de/~lothar/nw/ .
It's really amazing to see what new words people are capable to think oficon_smile.gif

Charlotte



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