Voting is now open for the Top 100 Language Blogs 2013 competition organised by LexioPhiles and bab.la, for which we’ve been nominated in the “Language Professionals” category. Voting runs from today, 22 May, to 23:59 hours German time on 9 June 2013. If you’d like to vote for Words to good effect, you can do so here. Thank […]

We’ve been nominated as one of the Top 100 Language Lovers 2013 in the annual competition organised by LexioPhiles and bab.la. As you can imagine, we’re well pleased! Nominations remain open until 20 May 2013 (23:59 pm German time). Voting will then run from 22 May until 9 June, with the results being made public on […]

“Words to good effect” is one of the winning blogs in the Top 25 Language Professionals Blogs 2012 competition organised by LexioPhiles and Bab.La. We came 11th, and are totally chuffed! A big Thank You to everyone who voted for us, and to LexioPhiles and Bab.La for organising the competition.

Here’s a wee Olympic Games language competition for readers. No prizes, just the satisfaction of figuring out the acronym/initialism puzzle. English-Polish translator Marta Stelmaszak has attended a training workshop on Language Services of the Olympics. Some of the acronyms/initialisms she found there are listed below. Can you guess what they mean? DVPM IOC/IPC NOC/NPC OCOG […]

Voting is now open for the Top 100 Language Blogs 2012 competition organised by LexioPhiles, for which we’ve been nominated in the “Language Professionals” category. Voting takes place from 15 to 28 May 2012. If you’d like to vote for Words to good effect, you can do so here. Thank you! PS Having chosen a name that […]

“Words to good effect” is one of the winning blogs (we came 3rd!!!) in the Top 25 Language Professionals Blogs 2011 competition organised by LexioPhiles and Bab.La. We came 30th overall in the Top 100 Language Lovers category. We’re totally chuffed! A big Thank You to everyone who voted for us!

Voting is now open for the Top 100 Language Blogs 2011 competition organised by LexioPhiles, for which we’ve been nominated in the “Language Professionals” category. Voting takes place from 17 to 29 May 2011. If you’d like to vote for Words to good effect, you can do so here. Thank you!

Here’s clue number 7 to our competition for book-lovers: Boy, he had such style in his heyday!

We’ve decided to extend the deadline to our competition until mid-day, Wednesday 15 December. Here’s another clue: Not quite Manolos, but just as stylish The clue refers to question 1; the answer to question 2 is in the blog (November posts). Answers (correct ones, naturally!) must be submitted no later than mid-day of Wednesday 15 December […]

Our competition ends at midnight tonight (UK time), so get thinking. You could win some lovely books. Here’s another clue: Mayors Richard M Daley and Richard J Daley. The clue refers to question 1; the answer to question 2 is in the blog (November posts). Answers (correct ones, naturally!) must be submitted no later than midnight […]