A man of rare passion and vigour, a wizard of a wordage, an emissary of eloquence. Mario is often happy to use a 100 words when 10 will do, thus allowing him greater opportunities to explain the meanings and mysteries behind those words. He does, unsurprisingly, have insightful knowledge of a large number of languages both old and new. His grasp of language allows him to highlight its limitations as a medium of communication; it fails to convey our true thoughts and feelings and is prone to misunderstandings. Strangely and ironically, his comprehension of the building blocks of languages also serves to highlight how many similarities they have and how much vocabulary they share. We are all both divided and united by words.