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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.

Rhinoceros charging in Great Russell Street

Report by HE Translations director Herbert Eppel

VW beetle car in British Museum
The other day I went so see the Germany: Memories of a Nation exhibition at the British Museum. Somehow I wasn’t entirely convinced by it, with doubts similar to those expressed by translator colleague Margaret Marks in a review on her blog. Still, it was interesting, and I hadn’t been to the British Museum for ages – the roof is stunning, and something of a technical achievement!
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