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Antonio Fajardo  Identity Verified
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Aug 15, 2011

How much time does a translator need to change a light bulb?
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IT DEPENDS ON THE CONTEXT!!!


 

philgoddard
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. Aug 15, 2011

Time they introduced a "like" button on ProZ...

 

Evonymus (Ewa Kazmierczak)  Identity Verified
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:) Aug 15, 2011

philgoddard wrote:

Time they introduced a "like" button on ProZ...


exactly


 

gianfranco  Identity Verified
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For a start... Aug 15, 2011

First I would need a purchase order...



 

PCovs
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Like Aug 15, 2011

I'm all for a 'Like' button

 

jblosser  Identity Verified
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LIKE Aug 15, 2011

Is the light bulb in editable format?

 

Alexandra Lindqvist
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Like Aug 15, 2011

and what kind of bulb is it and what does the lamp look like

 

Güzide Arslaner  Identity Verified
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Sorry for being a combo breaker Aug 15, 2011

I don't like what I am doing right now, but I really dislike such situations...

http://mox.ingenierotraductor.com/2010/03/most-used-sentences-by-translators.html


 

Jenn Mercer  Identity Verified
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Depends on the format Aug 15, 2011

Is this an incandescent, compact fluorescent, or LED bulb? Will a format change be required. There is an hourly fee for converting incandescent fixtures to take LED bulbs.

 

Sara Senft  Identity Verified
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Urgency? Aug 16, 2011

Is it a rush job?

 

Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
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In memoriam
Depends on the target audience Aug 16, 2011

Are they bright or rather dim?



 
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Jan Willem van Dormolen  Identity Verified
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Actually an old one (but good one) Aug 16, 2011

How many translators does it take to change a lightbulb?

1) That depends on the context.
2) What will clients expect us to do next?
3) One, but he'll have to charge by the hour and he can't give a firm quote until he's seen it, because God only knows how it was changed before. (The last time he took a job like this, someone had wedged a "glow pear" in the socket.)


 

Elizabeth Joy Pitt de Morales  Identity Verified
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Smile Aug 16, 2011

What a lovely way to kick off my day!

Thanks for the laugh (the "glow pear" thing is toooo funny!).


 

Gilla Evans  Identity Verified
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holy lightbulbs! Aug 16, 2011

Only the other day I was doing some research for a translation about Reims cathedral and came across an English website that referred to La Sainte Ampoule as the holy lightbulb!

 
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