Rule 648

If you are on hold with the Social Security Administration and you have to go to the bathroom, go. You have time.

Another Milestone.

Another moment of gratitude for everyone. When I was not looking this happened:

That is the same number of visits and more visitors than the whole of last year.

To put it in perspective.

This is the total since I started the blog:

The blog is roughly 19 months old.

Thank you.

Thank you all for your support when I needed it.

Thank you for your feedback and critique.

Thank you for adding your wit and wisdom to this blog.

Mostly though, thank you for stopping by and enjoying with me the terrors and pleasures of what we do everyday!

I’m working on the book everyday. I would like to think it will be finished soon, but I will soon be entering the editing process-which I hear can feel like it NEVER ENDS.

Wish me luck!

Rule 645

CURSE YOU:

Bizarre “field specific” acronyms;

Nonsensically named computer programs;

Obscure Jargon;

References to field offices in unusually named small towns in other states; and,

Client specific shorthand for things they deal with everyday on this job but that exist nowhere in the world outside!

Curse you and all your ilk!

Rule 642

You can’t sign interpreter without Asshole.

Ladies and gentleman a round of applause if you will for Anne Leahy!

Rule 627

VRS Interpreters: The difference between denotative meaning and connotative meaning is often time dependent. A signed phrase that at 2:00 p.m. means “butt dial,” at 2:00 a.m. means, “booty call.”

Rule 626

Freelance Interpreters! There are certain “frozen texts” you just want to put in your toolbox now, so you don’t sweat when you inevitably have to interpret them (and you will, sooner or later, you will):

a) Rights a defendant waives when pleading guilty;

b) Common risks of surgery contained within an Informed Consent wavier;

c) K-12 educational disclosure forms; and,

d) “Modern Major General” from Pirates of Penzance…

Sooner or later friend, sooner or later.

Rule 623

VOF doesn’t spell anything. It’s 209. It’s always 209.

Wit and Wisdom of kris10write