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Examples of “verdedigbaar” mistranslations and how to repair them

The unclear use of a verdedigbaar mistranslation arises from time to time in the English writing of Dutch lawyers. In an earlier post, we looked at this problem in detail. Here we continue by looking at a few examples of mistranslations of verdedigbaar and how to repair them. First example (unclear whether “verdedigbaar” meant as… Read more

Avoiding “arguable”

“Arguable” is one of those strange and unclear English words that not only have two different meanings, but two meanings that are the opposite of each other. (Other such words include “sanction”, “literally” and “oversight”. ) Example of the unclear use of “arguable” The following sentence could have two different interpretations:  ? It is arguable that… Read more