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An interesting fact that Dodds states in her post, “only 3 percent of all books published in English are translations”, blows my mind! Clearly, much more goes into translating a book from its native language. Nuance, mode of expression, and humor have to be considered and might not have a literal translation; however, there have to be more books out there worth translating! Reading this post prompted me to make a list of books translated to English. Some might surprise you, like The Three Musketeers. Some are new, like Ruby Red and 1Q84. Check one out and broaden your horizons.
If you’re looking for a way to keep in touch with your friends during your week off, try out this new app called Voxer (http://www.voxer.com). It basically turns your phone into a walkie talkie by recording a snippet of audio and sending it to your contact in real time. Not only can you talk to your friends in walkie talkie fashion, but you can also send pictures and text through the app too.
The best news about the app is that you can use walkie talkie lingo
Breaker 1-9 I want to start a transmission
Big 10-4 Yes
Roger That Understood
Over and Out I’m done talking
Do you copy? Can you hear me?
Copy that I heard you
What’s your handle? What’s your nickname?
Got your ears on? Are you on air and listening?
What’s your 20? Where are you?
The second best news about the app is that it’s free for both Apple and Android.
Also, while you’re here, make sure to vote on what you think is the best app! The poll can be found to the right of this post.