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Mea Culpa

Yes, I’m guilty.

Guilty of knowing very little Latin!  I should have taken it, with my interest in The Law.  I never took it in school (opting for the ever-popular geographically – Spanish).  Sadly, with the exception of a few choice curse words, all I remember of my Spanish classes are the dialogs…

ALM Spanish, Level One, Unit Two –  Escuchen (Spanish for Listen)

Que vas al hacer al salir?
Nada.  Irme a casa supongo.

“What are you going to do today?  Nothing.  Go home, I suppose.”

I have most of First Year Spanish in my head, the dialogs only, including the intro “ALM Spanish Level One, Unit Two…” in my best announcer’s mimicking voice.

Latin certain has been of more importance in my life than Spanish.  And I live in a State where some of the grocery stores list items on their signs FIRST in Spanish, then Ingles!

You know how much I enjoy  The Art of Manliness blog.  Recently, they posted a huge list of ‘popular’ LATIN words and phrases every young man (and woman) should know.

“vir prudens non contra ventum mingit”
[a] wise man does not urinate [up] against the wind


Visit the link above and learn more!

Es’ Verdad!

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


6 thoughts on “Mea Culpa

  1. While I share your lack-of-knowledge of Latin (mea maxima culpa), I don’t find it a hindrance in everyday life. Perhaps I’d be a bit richer with a more extensive knowledge of it. Perhaps not. But education is usually a good thing, so … Sulum must sumo pro sui (each must choose for himself). 🙂

    Posted by Rev. Paul | July 27, 2013, 9:46 am
  2. I’ll just leave this here…

    Posted by bluesun | July 27, 2013, 1:56 pm
  3. Beer, bathroom… That’s all I need to know… 🙂 OBTW, it’s zythum and lavacrum

    Posted by Old NFO | July 27, 2013, 3:16 pm

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