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Imagine you are at an international conference in the interpreters’ booth. The presenter starts speaking and you start interpreting. The speech starts with a joke and you have to think quickly and find a translation that works both linguistically and culturally. Luckily, the audience laughs! Phew! 

Even though the joke might be well accepted, there are a lot of ‘what-ifs’. What-if the joke isn’t funny or relevant and is met with blank stares? Even worse, what-if the joke is misunderstood or, even worse, the audience finds offensive?

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