So here's a small Christmas glossary that might come in handy to juggle your way out of the festive craze. You'd still need to buy the coffee yourself, though.
A Christmas glossary for freelance translators
- It's starting to get worried ... it wants you to sleep sometimes.
- When that overdue invoice finally gets paid into your account! (Daniela)
- It knows you're in a hurry, and will do its best to make you fail.
- Your mother, father, brother, lover, deity.
- Friendly name for "yesterday". Or any earlier, if possible.
- Those people you live with, who haven't seen you around for the whole day. They barely know your name now.
- Human alarm clocks digging you out of your cave at meals.
- It knows you'll gladly set the desk on fire, but it won't ignite. (thanks Daniela for the input!)
- AKA: Where the h*** was it?
- Great, now your mum thinks you work for Google Maps. (Alice)
- Brace yourself, money won't come in until Easter time.
- How many more times will you have to listen to Jingle Bells? (Daniela)
- Your brand new plan for the evening.
- Those wonderful days where phone calls don't interrupt your work.
So, what are you up to for Christmas? Have you ever thought of any fun glossary entries for the translation industry? Drop your bit of Christmas craze in the comments and it will be added to the list with your name :)