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Tuesday, April 10, 2007


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Jeez, all these years since Latin in Catholic Junior High I had believed it was a place where the affluent Romans went to make more room for further binging.
Several of the dictionaries allude to that, but most emphazise your definition:

1754, "passage or opening in an ancient amphitheater, leading to or from the seats," from L. (Macrobius, Sat., VI.iv); see vomit. Erroneous meaning "place where ancient Romans (allegedly) deliberately vomited during feasts" is attested from 1923."


Like you, when I muster the courage to take the troops to the theatre, I will so have to use this! Ha! Thanks Scott!

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