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Thread #55148   Message #856119
Posted By: InOBU
31-Dec-02 - 02:46 PM
Thread Name: BS: Latin Query
Subject: RE: Latin Query
Actually, here is the context... I recieved a rather pretentious note, wherein the writer peppered his letter with Latin (being that the writer was my brother who remembered my poor latin marks fourty some years back... well... ) anyway there was the old joke from Faulty Towers... where the punchline was the fellow said, Pretentious, MOI?... so my reply to my brother's latin pretentiousness (he speaks 18 languages...) was to say that when one makes a point by peppering one's writing with Latin phrases, one should be ready to say, "Pretentious? SUM?!"
Thanks to all,
Pax et solis
Larry