Dream big, you can be anything you want, we’re often told, but real life isn’t quite like that. No matter how much I wanted it, I could never become an elephant, for example.

I know, that’s a somewhat extreme example, and I’m being just a tad facetious, too. But the…

Human interactions have always been defined by communication. If we are to believe Biblical lore, the Tower of Babel complicated things substantially by forcing people to speak myriad languages. Many consider this the birth of the «second oldest profession» in the world, the translator.

Modern-day life wouldn’t be possible without…

Werner Patels

Translator. Polymath. Pundit. Thinker.

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