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To: Olog-hai

Uh... Alan? Don’t be an idiot...

The doctors use “big words you don’t understand” because they’re generally using Latin terms because Latin is a *static* language whose words don’t change over time. This is because doctors and scientists in general need exacting terms to alleviate confusion otherwise misinterpretations can occur.

I mean, really, you’re not in support of dumbing down the language... Right?


26 posted on 05/01/2013 1:13:35 PM PDT by Skywise
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To: Skywise

Doc Holliday: In vino veritas.
[”In wine is truth” meaning: “When I’m drinking, I speak my mind”]

Johnny Ringo: Age quod agis.
[”Do what you do” meaning: “Do what you do best”]

Doc Holliday: Credat Judaeus apella, non ego.
[”The Jew Apella may believe it, not I” meaning: “I don’t believe drinking is what I do best.”]

Johnny Ringo: [pats his gun] Eventus stultorum magister.
[”Events are the teachers of fools” meaning: “Fools have to learn by experience”]

Doc Holliday: [gives a Cheshire cat smile] In pace requiescat.
[”Rest in peace” meaning: “It’s your funeral!”]

Tombstone Marshal Fred White: Come on boys. We don’t want any trouble in here. Not in any language.


32 posted on 05/01/2013 1:22:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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