After reading a Chinese translation of a Japanese light novel, a 22-year-old man from Taoyuan County, surnamed Wu, went on his blog to criticize the allegedly poor translation, reprehending it by saying that “anyone who reads this translation will go insane,” and telling the translatorFULL STORY
NBA center Jason Collins became the first active player in a major professional American team sport to reveal that he is gay, doing so to Sports Illustrated in a major cover story released on April 29.
Collins, who is now a free agent, has played inFULL STORY
A : How many of your colleagues will attend the meeting next Wednesday?
B : According to the plans, our marketing department manager and his secretary.
A : Will they need us to arrange parking for them?
B : I think they’ll go by public transportation, so theyFULL STORY
Spanish protesters seeking to stop a wave of evictions have resorted to embarrassing politicians at their homes over harsh mortgage laws that have multiplied the pain of a property crash in the recession-hit country.
Inspired by Latin American human rights campaigns from the 1990s, the “escraches”FULL STORY
Objections from Google have forced the removal of the word “ungoogleable” from a list of new Swedish words, the Language Council of Sweden says.
The language watchdog defines “ungoogleable,” or “ogooglebar” in Swedish, as something that cannot be found with any search engine, but GoogleFULL STORY
A : Word has it than an old colleague is coming back to the company.
B : Really? Who?
A : The old assistant sales manager.
B : That’s great. His experience working for that foreign trading firm over the past several years will probably help increase salesFULL STORY
Flies are often deemed a necessary nuisance when patronizing snack shops, but the paper flytraps that are used to catch the pests also can be a source of nausea. During National Taipei University of Technology’s exhibition showcasing its graduating class that was held on MayFULL STORY
A : You worked in planning and public relations at a well-known company. Why would you want to switch professions to become a retail salesperson?
B : I’m quite interested in medicine and cosmetics, so I’d like to give it a try.
A : Your background isFULL STORY
A : I’d like to study in Canada for half a year, but I’m hesitant about quitting.
B : Why don’t you ask the boss if you can keep your job by taking leave without pay?
A : That’s a great idea, but I don’t know whatFULL STORY
Britain is set to honor its revered wartime leader Winston Churchill with a banknote featuring his portrait and famous declaration, “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.”
The governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King, traveled to Churchill’s former home ChartwellFULL STORY