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What Caesar Said

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Parent Issue
Day
5
Month
July
Year
1895
Copyright
Public Domain
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A little girl lately asked her mother how to pronounce Cagsar's famous laconic ntterauce. "I really don't know what to teil you," was the answer. "When I stndied Latin, we said 'Veni, vidi, vici, ' exactly as it is spelled. A few years later they began to use what ■was called the continental pronuncia - tion and said, 'Veene, veede, veeke. ' Now I f ancy your collegiate sister would tell us that it was Weene, weede, weeke. ' ' The collegian was appealed to accordingly and announced : "Ño; there is a later way still. We say, 'Wainee, weedee, wechee, ' f or the very latest. ' ' As Lowell complained in his oíd age, who can pretend to keep up with the gibberish into which the classics are being turned by modern teachei'S of them?

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Ann Arbor Argus
Old News