Tuesday, March 15, 2005

A lesson in Latin

Expleo, explere, explevi, expletum*. v-To fill up

Rather interesting. So an expletive is just something used to fill up space. So people who curse are really just full of hot air! ;)

Hope your day was as beautiful as mine! (Spring is coming, really it is, really really...)

*In Latin, every verb ('cept the exceptions) has four principle parts:
1. Present system active first person singular
2. Present infinitive
3. Perfect system active first person singular
4. Participial stem
You really wanted to know that, right? ;)

7 comments:

defen said...

You knew I would like this one? :)

TRW said...

Of course! :)
You should consider taking up Latin...in your spare time ;)

defen said...

Wanna switch majors?

TRW said...

Never! Besides, my artistic talents are not only non-existant, they're negative existant...

defen said...

I would love to specialize in architecture history - it's just not so practical. What would I become, a college professor? No thanks. :)

TRW said...

You can always to historical preservation/reservation...;)

Jen said...

Great post! I took Latin for two years, but I don't remember that verb. It's pitiful. All I can remember is agricola, agricolarum, agricolas...

Oh, yeah— and puer and puella and, um, ... maybe that's it. *sigh*