Word of the day: twonk

Source: http://www.urbandictionary.com

In contrast to the Urban Dictionary, the OED seems uncertain re the origin of the term – see below. Discuss?

Agile

How agile are you? Or rather, how agile is your company?

Management Today Words-Worth examines the question and indeed the term itself – see below.

One would like to think that HE Translations fits the bill…

Source: Management Today

CPD

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has an interesting and constructive approach to CPD, which is no doubt also applicable to other professions.

On the main RIBA CPD page it says:

Doing CPD helps you in three key ways:

  • It reinforces your professionalism and competence
  • It offers you unique benefits
  • It helps you to take charge of your career and your business

It goes on to say:   Read more

Save this house from… boring people

Spotted in Heidelberg (Albert-Ueberle-Straße) the other day…

Behüt’ dies Haus
vor Wetter und Wind…
und Menschen die langweilig sind.

English translation, provided by HE Translations “team member” Jacqui Birnie:

Save this house
from wind and weather…
and boring people altogether.

German residents have declared a state of emergency

The day after the Brexit referendum fiasco…

Can’t resist sending the photo below from a Facebook post by a Facebook friend (nice neighbour in real life), under the good old German motto: »Humor ist, wenn man trotzdem lacht«.

The caption on Facebook was:
Remaining German residents* have declared a state of emergency, and claimed asylum on the closest thing to a sun lounger. Emergency reservation towels are on order“.

*The ‘residents’ are miniature schnauzers.