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Vox Audita Perrit, Literra Scripta Manet....
The heard word is lost, the written letter remains...
normandie_m
normandie_m
I'm so paying for this tomorrow morning.
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kapitankraut From: kapitankraut Date: March 6th, 2006 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Isn't it frightening, though, how much we as uni students become the "experts" on things like that? If I hadn't commented, I would've told my family that we were wrong (it came up last night for some reason) and continued down that path.
Same thing with my brother's German homework last night - I helped him with some grammar, but I was nowhere near certain and yet the poor boy wrote it all down and is now at risk of getting it wrong.
normandie_m From: normandie_m Date: March 7th, 2006 07:02 am (UTC) (Link)
That example with your brother is exactly why I don't like to give people too much help with Latin. Last year for our Virgil class, I mistranslated one word in a segment of text I was translating for the class prior to the mid-semester exam. No one actually corrected me at the time, but when I found out and that my particular bit of text was actually one of the translation pieces for the exam, I was terrified that everyone might lose a mark for my mistake. In any case, I think most of them got it right.

While sometimes I'd like to think I was an expert on Rome, I find it's much better to be a student, if it makes any sense. There's always more to learn and memorize, including dates, as it happens. ;)
kapitankraut From: kapitankraut Date: March 7th, 2006 07:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Don't tell me you're one of those students who actually remembers dates?
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