Last week’s WT5 is quite varied as I’m sharing a bit of everything. One of the most important events that definitely caught my attention (and broke my heart) is Ms. Noor Tagouri‘s tweet (see below), which unfortunately shows a sad situation still occurring in the US: hate and discrimination against Muslims. Last week, Noor and her colleague of African-American origin were harassed and discriminated after a court hearing outside the courtroom of Chancellor Robert Corlew III. Sadly, Mr. Micah Forrest, Ms. Lou Ann Zelenik, and a group of so-called Americans acted in such a shameful way (click to watch this video AND LISTEN CAREFULLY).
So, my dear readers: If we don’t start with ourselves, we won’t be able to live in a more tolerant environment. Why discrimination if we can live in harmony? Differences make us special, but sharing values in common strengthen our bonds. Please, spread the word because this is very important.
The rest of my WEEKLY 5 tweets, blogs, articles, and news are just about language, marketing for freelancers, translation affairs, and cultural/political issues.
So, shall we start?
Getting stared down bc I was trying to film after a court hearing for a story on the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro. pic.twitter.com/9TYoGW3y5N
— Noor Tagouri (@NTagouri) March 25, 2014
Although distantly related to Estonian & Finnish, #Hungarian‘s closest relatives are Khanty & Mansi, spoken in Siberia.
— Language Bandit (@Languagebandit) March 27, 2014
If “destin” is used with a positive connotation in FR, say “destiny” in EN; if negative, say “fate.”
— Anglocom (@anglais) March 27, 2014
Feel free to post your comments and questions. If you have any suggestion or you’d like to share with me a link or tweet for next week, please do not hesitate on letting me know.
Have a great start of the week!