oa De Rebus - Don't quote Latin
|Article Title||Don't quote Latin|
|© Publisher:||Law Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 1984|
|Keyword(s)||""Sifting mechanism"", Bonus paterfamilias, Enriched education, Exercise in futility, Fluent Latinists and Uncomprehensive|
""Don't quote Latin,"" advised the Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), ""say what you have to say, and then sit down."" The advice of the Duke, it is suggested, applies a fortiori today: not only has it lost none of its force with the passing of the years - but its logic and cogency has increased tremendously.
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