Monday, October 17, 2005

Attention Swedes: This is Not the Blog You're Looking For

This is weird: for some reason, there are Europeans who desperately need to know why I feel Carthage should be destroyed, utterly.

I kid you not:

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Nearly all those European dots were searching on the phrase Praeterea censeo Carthaginem esse delendam,which, for those of you not in the know, is apparently how* Cato the Elder ended every speech in the Roman Senate, no matter what the subject. The Angry Drunk Bureaucrat is your #1 Google hit for this phrase.

So to my brethren in Europe: I don't know nearly enough Latin to be useful, only enough to be dangerous. Try the Pope next time; I hear his translation is infallible.

P.S. Attention! Dude from Qatar! Are you lost?

**The alternative formulation, by the way, is Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam, but really who cares?

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