We love words – Integrity

integrity
ɪnˈtɛɡrɪti/
noun
noun: integrity
  1. 1.
    the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.
    “a gentleman of complete integrity”
    synonyms: honesty, uprightness, probity, rectitude, honour, honourableness, upstandingness,good character, principle(s), ethics, morals, righteousness, morality, nobility, high-mindedness, right-mindedness, noble-mindedness, virtue, decency, fairness,scrupulousness, sincerity, truthfulness, trustworthiness

    “I never doubted his integrity”
  2. 2.
    the state of being whole and undivided.
    “upholding territorial integrity and national sovereignty”
    synonyms: unity, unification, wholeness, coherence, cohesion, undividedness, togetherness,solidarity, coalition

    “internal racial unrest threatened the integrity of the federation”
    antonyms: division
    • the condition of being unified or sound in construction.
      “the structural integrity of the novel”
      synonyms: soundness, robustness, strength, sturdiness, solidity, solidness, durability,stability, stoutness, toughness

      “the structural integrity of the aircraft”
      antonyms: fragility
    • internal consistency or lack of corruption in electronic data.
      “integrity checking”
Origin
late Middle English (in sense 2): from French intégrité or Latin integritas, from integer ‘intact’ (see integer). Compare with entirety, integral, and integrate.

We love words – Constancy

Today we take a look at the word Constancy:

late 15th century: from Latin constantia, from constant- ‘standing firm’ (see constant).

1. Steadfastness, as in purpose or affection; faithfulness.
2. The condition or quality of being constant; changelessness.

(ˈkɒnstənsɪ)

n

1. the quality of having a resolute mind, purpose, or affection; steadfastness
2. freedom from change or variation; stability
3. (Psychology)psycholthe perceptual phenomenon in which attributes of an object appear toremain the same in a variety of different presentations, e.g., a given object looks roughly the samesize regardless of its distance from the observer
4. (Environmental Science)ecologythe frequency of occurrence of a particular species in sampleplots from a plant community

Constancy

dyed-in-the-wool Confirmed, inveterate; complete, thorough, unmitigated, out-and-out. When wool is dyed before being made into yarn, its color is more firmly fixed and lasting. A variant of this expression appeared in Sir Thomas North’s translation of Plutarch’s Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans (1579):

He hadthrough institution and education (as it were) died in wool the manners of children.

hard-and-fastIronclad, binding, strict, rigid, unbending. The literal, nautical sense of the term denotes aship on shore or aground, stuck and immovable. It is probably this sense that gave rise to the figurativemeaning in popular use today. Both the figurative and literal meanings date from the late 19th century.

man for all seasons A reliable, steadfast male; a man of principle who retains his integrity regardless ofthe situation. This expression alludes to a man who is unruffled by vicissitudes and who remains constantdespite changing circumstances, like the weather. The phrase was popularized when Robert Bolt used itas the title of his dramatization of the life of Sir Thomas More (1960).

regular brick An agreeable, sincere male; a regular guy. This expression, referring to the solid,unvariegated constitution of a brick, describes a man who is genuinely amiable, unaffected, and reliable.

I don’t stick to declare Father Dickwas a regular brick. (Richard H. Barham,The Ingoldsby Legends,1845)

through thick and thin Through difficulties or adversity, in spite of any or all obstacles; faithfully,unwaveringly. According to theOED, thick and thinwas originallythicket and thin wood. Thus thisexpression denoted an actual physical obstacle, as in the following quotation from Spenser’sFaerieQueene:

His tireling jade he fiercely forth did push Through thick and thin, both over bank and bush.

Currently through thick and thin is used figuratively as well, referring to any conceivable obstacle, and in context, connoting faithfulness.

There’s five hundred men here to back you up through thick and thin. (T. H. Hall Caine,The Manxman,1894)

true-blueLoyal, faithful; steadfast, staunch, unwavering, constant.

The Old Beau is true-blue, to the high-flown principles [of] King Edward’s First Protestant Church.(Edmund Hickeringill,Priest-craft, 1705)

The color blue has long been the symbol of truth and constancy. Some conjecture the association arose because of the renowned fastness of Coventry blue dye. According to theOED, true-blue was applied to the Scottish Presbyterian or Whig party of the 17th century, the Covenanters having assumed blue as their partisan color in opposition to the royal red. Their doing so may have been connected with Numbers 15:38of the Bible, in which the Lord commands Moses to have the Israelites put a blue ribbon on the fringes of the borders of their garments as a reminder to keep His commandments.

1. steadiness, stability, regularity, uniformity, perseverance, firmness, permanence,fixedness Climate reflects a basic struggle between constancy and change.
2. faithfulness, loyalty, devotion, fidelity, dependability, trustworthiness, steadfastnessEven before they were married, she had worried about his constancy.
Quotations
“But I am constant as the northern star”
“Of whose true-fixed and resting quality”
“There is no fellow in the firmament” [William Shakespeare Julius Caesar]

We love words – Transparent

Today we take a look at the word Transparent.

  1. (of a material or article) allowing light to pass through so that objects behind can be distinctly seen.
  2. easy to perceive or detect.

We find some interesting synonyms:

see-through, clear, translucent, pellucid, crystal clear, crystalline, limpid, glassy, glass-like, liquid;

explicit, unambiguous, unequivocal, clear, lucid, straightforward, plain, apparent, unmistakable, manifest, conspicuous,patent, indisputable, self-evident

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M&A Awards 2016 Nomination!

Dear Traductio Customer,

We are very proud to share that our company has been shortlisted for a Finance Monthly M&A Award 2016 in the category of: Interpreting and Translation Firm of the Year – UK.

Now in its 7th year the Finance Monthly M&A Awards celebrate excellence and exist to recognise and celebrate those companies and individuals who have delivered the highest quality results and have excelled their clients’ expectations over the last 12 months.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers for putting our company forward as a candidate for the third consecutive year in a row.  

We are very grateful for your support. Thank you!

Warm wishes,

Traductio Limited

Happy Easter!

Dear Traductio Customer,

May this Easter inspire us to new hope, happiness, prosperity and abundance. May it linger in our hearts forever.

We are given yet another reason to be thankful for all meaningful blessings in our life.

We wish you and your loved ones the renewal of love, happiness and life.

Have a wonderful Easter!

Traductio Limited

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Spring is in the air!

Dear Traductio customers,

Can you feel the Spring in the air?

We do, and we would love to offer you a 10% discount for your Polish into English generic translations in February 2016.

Please send your materials to info@traductio.co.uk for quotation.

We will be happy to assist you soon!

Warmest wishes,
Traductio Team

10% off for our 10th Birthday!

Dear Traductio customers,

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for ten wonderful years.

In celebration of our 10th Birthday, we would love to offer you a 10% off discount for your Polish into English generic translations.

This discount will apply throughout the whole year 2016. 

We will strive to continue to serve our customers with even more passion and enthusiasm.

We will be happy to assist you in 2016!

Warmest wishes,
Traductio Team

Happy New Year from Traductio!

We wish all customers and vendors a healthy, happy and abundant 2016!

Traductio Ltd. Team

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Traductio short-listed for Finance Monthly Global Awards 2015

Dear Traductio customer,

It is with great pleasure to announce that our company was nominated again for Finance Monthly Awards. This year we are nominated for Global Awards 2015 in the category: Translation and Interpreting.

“Now in its seventh year, the Finance Monthly Global Awards is one of the most sought after industry awards. Celebrating innovation and excellence, readers are asked to submit their recommendations of those firms and individuals showing market intelligence and client insight. This year 17 key award categories are listed for voters to select from, as well as a practice area field to input the specific area of expertise/industry knowledge.

This makes the Finance Monthly Global Awards 2015 the most comprehensive Global Awards.”

You can still vote for us by clicking on this link:

Finance Monthly – Vote

The winners will be announced by Finance Monthly in May 2015.

We wanted to extend a heartfelt Thank You to our corporate customers who have submitted this entry for our company.

We will ensure to continue delivering high quality translations and interpreting and excellence in customer services.

Yours sincerely,
Traductio Team

Save 9% off your translation on our 9th Birthday!

Save 9% off your translation!

We are celebrating our 9th Birthday this year – to celebrate we’re giving our clients a 9% saving.

Any language, any size, any specialisation – you still get your 9% off.

Contact us today at info@traductio.co.uk or 02079282558.

Warm wishes,

Traductio Ltd.