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What Are Calques And Why To Avoid Them

A calque aka loan translation is a word or phrase translated word for word from one language into another. Languages are full of legitimate calques people use every day – without even realizing their origin. English is no exception. Learning “by heart” is a calque of the French “par cœur”, while the “earworm” is the…

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On Writing and Love

Before I laid my hands on the tech writing keyboard, I thought that the tech writer was a medieval scribe in a modern outfit – you sit alone at your desk and write away. When I landed my first tech writing job, on day one my colleagues asked me about what it takes to be…

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