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  • As for Albert and Franz, they essayed not to escape from their ciceronian tyrants; and, indeed, it would have been so much the more difficult to break their bondage, as the guides alone are permitted to visit these monuments with torches in their hands.

    The Count of Monte Cristo

  • It is a little odd to be operating with two calendars I celebrated the English Masses of the Epiphany on Sunday) but amid such troubles, Fr Charles and I recall the words of the hymn: "prrroblems of life, you 'elp us to face..." as well as the phrase in which Gaudium et Spes shakes off the straightjacket of ciceronian style, when speaking "de quibusdam problematibus urgentioribus" ;-)

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • It is a little odd to be operating with two calendars (I celebrated the English Masses of the Epiphany on Sunday) but amid such troubles, Fr Charles and I recall the words of the hymn: "prrroblems of life, you 'elp us to face ..." as well as the phrase in which Gaudium et Spes shakes off the straightjacket of ciceronian style, when speaking "de quibusdam problematibus urgentioribus"; -)

    The hermeneutic of continuity

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  • It's one of those paradoxes you just have to live with. Say the right thing, and most people thing you're an idiot who can't pronounce words, some think you're being an erudite jackass, and a small minority of Worders will give you a tiny bit of credit. Say the wrong thing, and most people will give you zero credit, some will think you're dumbing yourself down, and the Worders will think you're an idiot.

    April 13, 2009

  • If pronounced keekeronian everybody will be puzzled except for the Latin geeks...and the haplessfully heckalomaniacally huddled herky-jerks.

    April 12, 2009