Here, in ascending order, are the ten most popular* tweets about translation and language that I shared during 2017 on my @Smart_Translate Twitter account:
- Humour: 23 subtle signs you’ll never quite master French.
- More humour: How to swear like a Swede.
- Etymology: What in the Word?! Mining the roots of ‘cobalt’
- Three little letters, 645 meanings: did you know that The Most Complicated Word in English is Only Three Letters Long?
- A 2011 post about telephony on Separated By A common Language that I recently re-shared was the sixth most popular tweet.
- Love your translator! says colleague Kim Sanderson.
- Why is English the “language of science” when brilliant scientists come from all corners of the globe? And does it matter?
- As freelancers, how can we track non-billable time?
- A map of emigration in Europe: Destination countries and percentages of emigrants.
- And the ‘winning’ tweet is about literary translation: Translating Boryana Neykova’s “Time to Pack” by Irina Ivanova on Words Without Borders
* ‘most popular’ = most clicked on, according to Hootsuite.
Do you have a favourite article published in 2017 you’d like to share? Don’t hesitate to leave it in the comments below.