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  • OOPS. Well obviously I don't know a word of Spanish OR Latin. It "looked" so much like Latin to me, who knows neither language, that I didn't even bother to check. Thanks Roxanne.

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    • LLapp, I don't think it's that big of a deal that you thought the quote "looked like" Latin, since Spanish evolved from Latin. And saying that you don't know a word of Latin is probably not accurate: though I dislike Latin, I think that you know more Latin (and Greek) than you think you do. I don't think Latin and Greek are really "dead," since they have morphed into other languages.

      Kimmie

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      • latin is considered a dead language

        i found this online:
        An extinct language is a language that no longer has any speakers, especially if the language has no living descendants.
        In contrast, a dead language is "one that is no longer the native language of any community", even if it is still in use, like Latin.

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        • "Latin is a dead language that never died." I was emphasizing the "never died" part.

          Kimmie

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          • Kimmie, thanks for downplaying my error, which I think struck an embarrassed nerve in me. I've done editorial work most of my life, and I have long felt a bit sheepish about never studying Latin and still claiming to be an expert on English syntax. Not that that embarrassment motivates me to go study Latin; I really don't want to. But I am humbled by the classics experts on this site, especially Marnita and CarpeLanam, and I always appreciate their perspective.

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            • Originally posted by wvwoman View Post
              i found this online:
              An extinct language is a language that no longer has any speakers, especially if the language has no living descendants.
              In contrast, a dead language is "one that is no longer the native language of any community", even if it is still in use, like Latin.
              wvwoman, thank you for digging that up! I've always wondered about that distinction.

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              • Originally posted by montyb View Post
                It's probably already on here, but I'm freaking mad!

                "Dios tarda pero no olvida - God delays but doesn't forget. "
                — Proverb
                Is it still in there?!? Eons ago, the database had one in French, and I understand they removed it. Then again, the db and the site seemed much much smaller back then.

                Sadly, even being a native Spanish speaker doesn´t help much, because by the time it comes up again, you're off-guard.

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                • Not only was it obnoxiously difficult, but I don't think it was even a very good translation. I have also seen it as, "Dios se retrasa pero no olvida."
                  "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." -- Albert Einstein

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                  • "But there is good news yet to hear and fine things to be seen before we go to Paradise by way of Kensal Green. "

                    - Gilbert Chesterton.

                    KENSAL .... KENSAL... KENSAL...

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                    • help please!

                      (wasn't sure where to post this!)
                      can't get this quote to work--it says it's wrong--but even google says it's right--by carl reiner--"lust is easy. love is hard. life is most important." help appreciated!

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                      • Originally posted by wvwoman View Post
                        (wasn't sure where to post this!)
                        can't get this quote to work--it says it's wrong--but even google says it's right--by carl reiner--"lust is easy. love is hard. life is most important." help appreciated!
                        Try "Like is most important."

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                        • bless you!!

                          Originally posted by Lacon View Post
                          Try "Like is most important."
                          15,143 seconds!!
                          thanks! i sure hope i remember this one if i ever get it again.
                          omg--i just looked through the comments and i solved it in may of 2016! my brain is obviously in more of a mush-like state than i had thought.
                          success rate 4.7%. record time is 28 seconds by lilyh.
                          thanks again--i appreciate the help!

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                          • "If suffer we must, let's suffer on the heights." - Victor Hugo (10.8% completion rate)

                            I'm not even entirely sure what this means, managed to get "heights" from typing in "the" and went from there...

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                            • "Hindsight bias makes surprises vanish."
                              -Daniel Kahneman

                              This took me just over 3 hours to figure out! But I'm trying for 100 percent this month so i wouldn't give up. More than 10,000 seconds---yikes!!!

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                              • I've been stuck on this one for awhile now, can anyone help?
                                fu o paw'd lagbr yafvq fb'd lagbr yafvq lxcc

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