¿Inventarse las palabras?

«Go ahead, make up new words!»


DEtección de errores de escritura y ortográficos


In this fun, short talk from TEDYouth, lexicographer Erin McKean encourages — nay, cheerleads — her audience to create new words when the existing ones won’t quite do. She lists out 6 ways to make new words in English, from compounding to “verbing,” in order to make language better at expressing what we mean, and to create more ways for us to understand one another.

VIDEO LINK #TED  http://on.ted.com/h0qVO


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La Tomatina

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Artículo en inglés sobre los orígenes de la popular fiesta española, seguido de la traducción al castellano realizada para el concurso Celebrations (2014) de ProZ.com.



Who cast that first fateful tomato that started the La Tomatina revolution? The reality is no one knows. Maybe it was an anti-Franco rebellion, or a carnival that got out of hand. According to the most popular version of the story, during the 1945 festival of Los Gigantes (a giant paper mâché puppet parade), locals were looking to stage a brawl to get some attention. They happened upon a vegetable cart nearby and started hurling ripe tomatoes. Innocent onlookers got involved until the scene escalated into a massive melee of flying fruit. The instigators had to repay the tomato vendors, but that didn’t stop the recurrence of more tomato fights—and the birth of a new tradition.

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