Andrey (azangru) wrote,

I started playing this video (of a panel discussion at a conference in Slovakia) without prior knowledge that it is (partially) interpreted, and listened for several minutes to several random bits of it.

Not that the interpreters are doing a spectacularly bad job (although they are obviously translating into a foreign language, and I heard one of them struggle with the word amygdala) — it's probably what people would normally hear coming from their headphones — but still, it is a torture similar to the torture of listening to someone speak in a poorly known foreign language. Why people would subject themselves to such torture by attending conferences that require translation is beyond me.

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