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#8771 - 10/27/00 02:09 AM Re: Intellectuals
>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
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
a person who walks through a trap...
A Trappist. Or should that be a Jesuit...?
#8774 - 10/27/00 08:27 AM Re: discalced
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
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
Loc: Marion NC
>A question, for once: What would you call a person who walks through a trap without even noticing?
#8776 - 10/27/00 10:28 AM Re: discalced
Loc: this too shall pass
>What would you call a person who walks through a trap without even noticing?
#8777 - 10/27/00 12:02 PM Re: Intellectuals
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
Loc: rego park
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
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
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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