[nSLUG] Re: Lock the door...
mspencer at tallships.ca
Wed Jan 7 02:06:40 AST 2009
me> Pereant qui ante nos nostris dixerunt.
May they perish who publish first.
(Lit. May they perish who before us our [ideas] have spoken.)
draker> I don't know Latin, but...
Neither do I. Flunked out of Latin II in high school despite the
crumbling, antique interlinear translation of The Gallic Wars that I'd
dug up from a musty bookstore. But I have a neighbor who's a
classicist and I've accumulated some of his gems. Another is:
Omnes festinatio ex parte diaboli est.
All haste is of the devil.
So much for Twitter, eh?
Circa 1990, another classicist friend said to me (approximately), "Why
do I need email? There are only three or perhaps four people in the
world whose opinions I care about and if I hear from them in a few
months, that will be soon enough." No diabolic haste there. (But now
he's teaching an on-line classics course. Maybe there's more than 3
or 4 people who care about what *he* thinks. :-)
You know, there was a while there a few years ago when CBC Radio
Overnight was rebroadcasting a Finnish program, the current news in
Michael Spencer Nova Scotia, Canada .~.
mspencer at tallships.ca /( )\
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