Esoteric Translation

7. The Hidden-Hand Method

  1. Ensure the source text is in a language that you do not understand
  2. Decide on a price for the book
  3. Sell the book on Amazon
  4. Buy another book that costs the exact same amount.

* You can also swap this at a second-hand bookshop but imprecision can easily creep in, leading to a less faithful translation. For a more precise translation, auction the book on Ebay, then bid for another book on Ebay. The book you win with the exact same amount for which you sold the source text is your translation. (Quote, translation is a debt...)