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2021

2021

Can you sum up 2021 in a single word? What would it be? It was another year filled with pandemic-related words and phrases. There was more talk of circuit breakers, lateral flows and lockdowns! I’m sure lots of us are hoping to hear less of these in 2022. But...

Christmas Idioms

Christmas Idioms

We love a good idiom here at Tongue Tied! And as it’s that time of year again, we thought we’d share with you some festive and wintery idioms from other languages. But let’s start off with a classic English Christmas idiom, although you might hear...

Mistranslations are everywhere!

On public transport, in airports, shops, restaurants, marketing campaign slogans, on menus, road signs, food packaging – we mean everywhere! I’m sure you’ve spotted some on your travels… And if you haven’t, keep an eye out next time you...

Helping Your Translator

Helping Your Translator

How can you help your translator? Here at Tongue Tied we like to deliver translations that exceed all expectations! And we also want to make the translation process as smooth as possible for everyone involved. Although your translator is doing the bulk of the work,...

Christmas Gift-Giving around the Globe

Christmas Gift-Giving around the Globe

Here we are again… Are you feeling prepared for Christmas yet, or are you burying your head in the sand (on a nice beach somewhere warm…)? Perhaps you’ve been making plans and buying presents since September and can’t wait for the big day?! However you’re feeling...

Weird Laws

Weird Laws

If you travel to another country, it’s important to get to grips with things like the local cuisine, the currency, which side of the road to drive on, etc. – just the usual stuff! But it might also be useful to check whether you’re likely to be...

Translation in the News!

Translation in the News!

It’s quite rare for translation and foreign languages to hit the headlines, but when they do, the results can be quite spectacular! Take a look at some of our favourite news stories involving grammatical gaffes, Google Translate and politicians mastering foreign...