American expressions are entering the UK way of speaking:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-14201796
Project ask for help of common people in translating ancient Greek documents:
More info at Fastcompany.com
How languages influence each other in the creation of new words (deccanherald.com).
‘Haboob’ sandstorm (Source: Wikipedia)
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Our amazing achievement was announced and celebrated in the heart of NYC:
Find out what are the two most recognizable words in the world, how many languages are spoken, and 7 other language curiosities. Click on the image to enlarge:
Last week was a festive week for us, as Babylon.com was awarded a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® certificate for the Most downloads of a translation software with over 100 million users. This is a huge achievement, and we are very happy to help tons of people communicate all over the world!
But the good news didn’t stopped there. At the same time, Babylon.com also entered the list of the 100 Most Popular Websites Worldwide.
This is what Rob Molloy, from Guinness World Records, said about us:
“This new Guinness World Records title reflects the significant reach and popularity of Babylon’s translation services. It is a major achievement for Babylon and comes hot on the heels of recent records for Firefox, Facebook and Ustream. We’ve seen Firefox 3.0 gain the title for Most downloads of a software application in 24 hours, Facebook reclaim the Most likes on a Facebook page title and Ustream named as the online service ingesting the most video content. After the tallest and shortest people in the world, digital records are now the ones that we get most enquiries about and it’s clear that the importance of these records will continue to grow and grow.”
We are very proud to be one of the top 100 sites on the Internet with over 100 million users, and to support 100 million translation requests a day. Back1997, when Babylon launched its first dictionary software, we could never imagined that so many people, from over 200 countries and territories would be using our software now. And since then, for the past 14 years, we have been, and still are, committed to continually improve and innovate in language solutions.
Thanks to all of you who chose Babylon and helped us become a lasting piece of history.
A new Babylon version is out! Now you can access our Facebook page through the software.