Article: 5.9.2017

20 Things You Probably Shouldn’t Do When Visiting Foreign Countries

Here at Metro Audio & Video, we’re specialists in localization. That means we make sure our clients’ messages are translated for a specific locale and in accordance with the region’s customs and traditions. After all, our clients wouldn’t want to use humor in a message and...
 

Article: 6.30.2015

Monday To Sunday: How The Days Of The Week Got Their Names

These days, it seems most of us are wired to think that Monday means “back to work”, and Friday is just a word needed to complete the expression “TGIF”. But have you ever really stopped to think about where the days of the week got their names?It began with a calendar. The Babylonians...
 

Article: 6.5.2015

Next On The Endangered List: Languages

In the next 50 years, more than half of the world’s 7,000 languages could be gone. That’s right – caput. Wiped out. Extinct. We know you’re thinking, “How can this be? How can a language just disappear?” It’s hard to believe, isn’t it? But there are actually several reasons...
 

Article: 4.29.2015

Language Lowdown: 15 Interesting Facts You May Not Know

Communication takes place every second. If you have a brand, the best thing you can do to promote it is get your message out to as many people as possible. Yet in all the hustle and bustle of social media, advertisements and website promotion, did you ever just stop to think about language?...