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#8771 - 10/27/00 02:09 AM Re: Intellectuals
jmh Offline

Registered: 03/22/00
Posts: 1981
>Agreed. The recent rise in the number of false intellectuals is a cause for great concern.

Which gives the lie to the idea that American's can't do irony!

#8772 - 10/27/00 04:05 AM Re: discalced
wsieber Offline
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Loc: Switzerland
Dear Tsuwm,
A question, for once: What would you call a person who walks through a trap without even noticing?

#8773 - 10/27/00 08:00 AM Re: discalced
maverick Offline
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a person who walks through a trap...

A Trappist. Or should that be a Jesuit...?

#8774 - 10/27/00 08:27 AM Re: discalced
Jackie Offline

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What would you call a person who walks through a trap without even noticing?

If he came out unscathed: lucky.
In my case: stupid.

#8775 - 10/27/00 10:19 AM Re: discalced
TEd Remington Offline
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>A question, for once: What would you call a person who walks through a trap without even noticing?

An extrapolator???


#8776 - 10/27/00 10:28 AM Re: discalced
tsuwm Offline
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>What would you call a person who walks through a trap without even noticing?

-ron obvious

#8777 - 10/27/00 12:02 PM Re: Intellectuals
FishonaBike Offline

Registered: 10/11/00
Posts: 1346
Loc: Sussex, England
ad vitam aeternam

Father, I'm impressed ! Does this mean that you really are as one with your nom de plume? Or just that you have a good memory and/or good reference books to hand?

#8778 - 10/27/00 02:13 PM Re: Intellectuals
of troy Offline
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please, could you provide a link to good translation software, or a translation for those of use who have forgotten the little latin we learned..

aside from common phrases, (which thankful good dictionaries include) the only latin i know is in responce to
"Gloria in Excelsious Deo" Et in terra pos... and even then i can only sing it!

my other obsession

#8779 - 10/28/00 12:00 AM Re: Intellectuals
belMarduk Offline
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You are one up on me of Troy. The only Latin I know is mea culpa, which my Granny (who is quite religious) says in some sort of prayer at Christmas (or maybe it's Easter). We were never taught Latin in school.

I'd be interested in a link also. It seems a shame to only know a phrase that means I am guilty (which I am not, it's not me, you can't prove anything, I wasn't even there )

#8780 - 10/28/00 03:02 AM Re: Intellectuals
Max Quordlepleen Offline
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The only Latin I know is mea culpa,

I'm about the same, although one Latin phrase that really stuck was the motto of the Order of St. John: "pro fide, pro utilitate hominem", which we cadets were taught as "for the faith, for the service of mankind." What always struck me as ironic is that one of my corp's chief instructors was devoutly, passionately, atheist in philosophy. I wish I had asked which "fide" she was serving.

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