Minding Manners

There’s an interesting article in DR today: Are you sill in doubt whether to use “Hi” or “Dear?” Why it’s hard to begin a polite mailLucca Elisa Møller Pedersen & Julie Würtz, DR.dk, Sep 26 The question is simple enough: should one begin an email or SMS to a stranger with “Hi” or “Dear?” (Hej…

Lost Without Translation

Herself and I were startled when Joe Biden’s inaugural speech, being broadcast live by DR, was suddenly accompanied by a real-time audio translation into Danish. One doesn’t encounter a lot of English-language dubbing in a country where 85% of the population speaks English (the ratio is higher among the younger generations and lower among the…