Out of Many One

On the “Friends Finds” page, Baiba passes on a piece from the Lawrence Journal World about a town in England wanting to eliminate Latin phrases, for example e.g., ad hoc, etc. and the other ones.

I did notice that President-Elect Obama substituted a translation of e pluribus unum in his speech.

I wonder if we should replace the Latin-derrived “senator” with “old guy”?

I don’t mind simplifying legal jargon, but I say, let’s keep the language alive by teaching Latin poetry in school.

(For a list of latin sayings try this site.)

Sunt lacrimae rerum.

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One Response

  1. A quick google search lead me to a list of all necessary Latin phrases such as ipso facto, ad hoc, etc. So, anyone who’s interested-check out Google.

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