This is a discussion on Should Kids learn Latin? within the Off-Topic forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Originally Posted by LannyC Speaking Latin, however, is possibly the nerdiest thing you could do. It might be a tie with people who learn imaginary ...
It's there, just not in the first column. Look under "nolite . . ." Apparently it's considered a variation. I found it by doing a find on page search for carborundorum.
Edit: Oops, apparently the latin word is close enough to the english to get censored. My apologies. I've left enough information to find the quote.
Last edited by twerppoet; 02-23-2013 at 05:55 PM.
Twerppoet's list is missing one, though: "Nolite id cogere, cape malleum majorem" (Don't force it, get a bigger hammer). Legend has it that when Pompeii was unearthed, archaeologists found this inscription on the wall over the workbench of a chariot repair shop; it's been the motto of vehicular mechanics ever since. (post if you remember the origin of that story)
milliHelen: amount of beauty required to launch one ship.
Last edited by LannyC; 02-24-2013 at 09:53 AM.
Latin is the mother of the roman languages, and definitely helps when learning new languages. Thanks to latin my spanish went pretty smooth...
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If we were to get rid of Latin for the reason "it's a dead language" then lets not bother with Religeous Education (RE) unless your gonna be a preist or nun, or sport if your not going to be a footballer etc.
Me personally, I found Latin very interesting, it is the base and the scaffold of the modern day language, as for RE, it gets me through some of the darkest days in life. Just because we don't think something is nescassary at the time of learning, doesn't mean that somewhere down the long road we call life it won't become useful to recall something we have stored in our meaty computer!
Last edited by TheRambler; 02-24-2013 at 03:27 AM.
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I had many jobs in college. One was as a girl Friday for a law firm. In one case, I was handling a legal doc for a lawyer, who needed it filed in court on deadline. I grabbed it, couldn't make heads or tails of it, to know whether I'd grabbed the right one. I asked why it had to be written in Latin. The lawyer's answer: So we can bill $350 an hour.
That was more than 20 years ago.
Thank you! I now, finally, have a signature for my work email!!Originally Posted by LannyC
Latin is known to be the most racist language ever created. I do not think it was created here on Earth, either.
I thought you should know.
WOW, 'Happy Shiny People' just came on. I love that song. Do you love that song?
You cannot translate Happy Shiny People to Latin, so it is limited and therefore, bad, M'kay? Very Bad, M'kay?
But I digress.
Where was I? Oh, yes. Latin is not as useful as Esperanto, so learn Esperanto.
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