September 30th is celebrated as International Translation Day. On this day, the Catholic Church celebrates St. Jerome, the translator of the best part of the Bible into Latin, who is considered the patron saint of translators. In 2017, the day was recognised by the General Assembly of the United Nations.
So, all the best to those who, as Paul Auster says “… are the often forgotten instruments that make it possible for different cultures to talk to one another, who have enabled us to understand that we all, from every part of the world, live in one world”.
To celebrate International Translation Day we remembered that the English language is very rich when it comes to describing groups of anything walking, swimming or flying -herds, packs, shoals, flocks, swarms… However, do you know the terms of venery to describe groups of language professionals? Not to be taken too seriously, just enjoy!