Subject: Re: What have you discovered today? Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:53 am
Thank you, Tymber! It is amazing what you can learn from those old documents.
Today someone in the genealogy group asked for help with translating an old Italian marriage record from the 1890s and after a few hours none of the experts had responded. These are my bread and butter so I did my best and transcribed the document and then worked some Google translate magic. I provided the OP with the full Italian text and some cliff notes of what the text was about as that was all she had asked for. I knew I'd made a few mistakes and mentioned that in my reply.
I humbly admitted my lack of experience and advised that someone with more skill could provide a more complete and better translation, but this should give them a start.
Within minutes of my reply one of the regulars responded with a salty message and said my translation was "horrendous" and that he'd get to work on doing it the proper way but it would take him a few days. I thought he was a professional but after looking up his profile...nope, just some dude with a chip on his shoulder.
I'm keeping to myself the fact that I only spent about twenty minutes on the whole thing during my lunch break.
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Subject: Re: What have you discovered today? Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:09 pm
[quote="IceToothI thought he was a professional but after looking up his profile...nope, just some dude with a chip on his shoulder.[/quote]
Forgive me if this gave me a mental picture of Chico Marx.
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Subject: Re: What have you discovered today? Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:19 pm
... that my mermaiding-in-the-sea season has expanded from originally July - August to June - September. YAY! You can get used to a lot, actually I freeze quickly , and i am a "frostbite" (as they say in German= Frostbeule ).
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Subject: Re: What have you discovered today? Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:34 am
Uh, the water at the local lake was already fairly fresh recently. Still possible, but the nights are cold and that can be noticed in the water.
Discovered: How much I need(ed) some free time. With 200+ h overtime that's just a good feeling.
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