Entries by sysmiami

Friday Funnies – Puke, Crack and other Delicacies

Welcome to the May Friday Funnies! It’s already May? 2022 is flying by with a third of the year in our rear view mirror! The economy is racing forward and businesses, like yours, are supercharged. May gives us so much to appreciate and celebrate. It’s a month notable not just as the gateway to summer […]

Funny Blunders Costing Millions

One of the biggest mistakes companies make is to invest huge sums into a new global venture without first gaffe-proofing their company name, product name or slogans in other languages. Checking that these names and taglines don’t contain negative connotations in key languages seems obvious … but it’s surprising how few firms actually do it. […]

Littering Police and Water Rationing – Time for Friday Funnies

Welcome, once again, to this month’s edition of Friday Funnies! Before we commence with the revelry of comic translation blunders, let’s take a moment to consider the tragic invasion and senseless war against the people of Ukraine by Russian forces. Politics aside, we all hope for a quick resolution of this disastrous event and an […]

A Confused Inventor, an Off Limits Park, Spa Tools to Avoid and Uneducated Drivers – February Friday Funnies

Welcome to February’s Friday Funnies! The economy is heating up and business is buzzing again. Global trade is booming as logistics and supply chain obstacles are being overcome. With all this good news, what could go wrong? Well… Even the most routine multilingual communication errors can completely upend business opportunities in a hot, economic upturn. […]

Of Synagogues, Automatic Doors, AAT and OPI

Dear Profit, Translating is converting written communication and Interpreting is converting spoken communication from one language to another. As the new year opens, we are delighted to present two services to facilitate both communication types.   AAT (Auerbach Automated Translation) Auerbach Automated Translation (AAT) is our newest service to fulfill a quick need: to get […]

Friday Funnies: Questionable Duties and Dining Choices

Happy Friday!   The revelry of the holiday season has passed, Omicron is present and there’s hope that the weeks ahead will bring about the passing of this Covid spike and a return to normalcy. Fortunately, there are always silly translation missteps to give us a few chuckles even during a pandemic. So, without further […]

Variants, Cold Waves, Teapots and Boxing – Year-end Lessons in Clarity

Season’s Greetings! Our mid-month email normally features information about language services and how those services aid organizations with their communication requirements. Clear and correct communications, whether between organizations or individuals, greatly influence the outcome of business interactions. That said, this year-end email is making a U-turn. During these final, light-hearted days of the year, we’d […]

Spiders, Goats, Skates and KFC make for Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays!     ‘Tis the season for warm cheer, visions of sugarplums, the scent of pine and the rich taste of eggnog. The Currier and Ives vision of an American Holiday Season may create a mythic standard here but not all across the globe. Consider a few fun traditions that are fixtures elsewhere. The […]