Friday, December 07, 2007

Cost in translation?

"Councils urged to translate less" - BBC News online.
"Sometimes translating big annual reports into lots of languages which very few people read isn't the best use of money." - Hazel Blears

"News and audio in 33 languages" - BBC News online language translations!


xoggoth said...

Absurd waste of money. Some translation services, certainly if questioned by police etc., are fine - we would after all expect the same abroad.

It is not just major documents but every little leaflet from government at all levels which seems to be available in a dozen or more languages.

Seems unlikely that those with little or no English are a great asset and they should not be allowed as long term residents.

Snafu said...

Translation services discourage integration and learning the host language!