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August 25, 2022



Great story. Every part of it, including the clerk and his lapidary pronouncements near the end. A sometime pastime of mine is to submit simple phrases to Google Translate, ones rather harsh or tart in English, and get the Latin equivalents. These aren't always stately or euphonious, although the output for "Might as well explain it to a dog" was as I recall pretty good. I should try others...like the last three sentences uttered by that clerk. Each, I think, could be transformed into a motto, suitable for corporate letterhead, if such still exists.


Thank you, as always, for your comments. They provide a thoughtful buttress for my often unstable ramblings

The clerk, were he to read this post, would no doubt comment "too long; didn't read," or "tl;dr" as they say in modern text speak.

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