Re: The Colors of Socialism

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From: Antoun Nabhan (
Date: Tue Oct 24 2000 - 17:09:39 PDT

See, I'm from the Midwest. As Mark Twain explained at length, somewhere
west of the Hudson we start looking at Euro-envy and leg-humping
Anglophilia as a sign of fuzzy thinking rather than status. :-) So my
question wasn't where they got it, but rather why the gratuitous Latin, so
many years after the Vandal hordes had their say! :-)

Now, let me tell you about the pig races at the North Carolina County Fair...

With a toothy grin,

At 06:16 PM 10/20/00 +0000, Tony Finch wrote:
>They inherited it from the original Cambridge which got it from
>mediaeval academics and their obsession with Latin. For example,
>Gonville and Caius College is named after its founders, the second of
>whom latinised his name from Keys, which explains the pronunciation of
>the college's name.

Antoun Nabhan * * "The Internet is the world's largest library,
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