Thursday, May 20


Twitter Also In The Apiary Also With A Lead Pipe

Looks like I'm on double secret probation.


Siding with terrorists: Absolutely fine.

Criticising people for siding with terrorists: 7 day suspension.

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1 About your title/name text. 
I thought is said "Who cancels the canceller?".
But I looked it up on Goggle Translate and it says "Who is cancelled, the chancellor."
I haven't taken Latin in 30 years...but I don't think Google is right. 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Thursday, May 20 2021 07:21 PM (5iiQK)

2 In classical Latin it would mean "Who lattices the latticeworkers?" because the word cancel as we know it is a much later construction taken from the physical act of crossing out text, where the lines take the form of a lattice, and the Latin term for a lattice was cancellus.  Which in turn was taken from the word carcer for prison because prison bars are in that shape.

I personally translate it as Who will cancel the cancelmen?

(I looked all that up when I decided to use it as a Twitter name.)

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, May 20 2021 08:04 PM (PiXy!)

3 Yeah, don't take Google translate seriously on Latin.

There was a program called Words which was pretty good about telling you the grammar for the endings of Latin words entered, if they were in the included dictionary.  But the author died, the website to download it got taken down, and I'm not sure if any of the website interfaces is still around. 

I actually don't remember what the -are grammar could mean, even though that was very early in my lessons.  -ares was beyond anything I learned, I think.

Posted by: PatBuckman at Thursday, May 20 2021 09:17 PM (6y7dz)

4 "Criticising people for siding people with terrorists"
Hands up, everyone who's suprised robots and/or the troglodyte woke "programmers" at Twitter don't understand sarcasm (possibly depending on who's being sarcastic).

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, May 20 2021 11:13 PM (eqaFC)

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