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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Varietas delectat!



I'm so amused by the latin news website, Nuntii Latini. They had to latinise Condoleeza Rice's name, but, instead of deriving it from Italian, "con dolcezza" ("with sweetness"), which would, in Latin, be, "cum dulce," they decided to latinise it to, "condolentia," which translates to, "bitter / intense sorrow / grief / suffering." [Exemplī grātiā: (1), (2).]

Gotta love these educated snarky Europeans. What a delightfully subtle and obscure (not to mention erudite) insult =p


(From Inferno Ed)

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