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Nec audiendi qui solent dicere, Vox populi, vox Dei, quum tumultuositas vulgi semper insaniae proxima sit. --Alcuin, AD 798.

And those people should not be listened to who keep saying the voice of the people is the voice of God, since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness.

Found here.


Does anybody else ever struggle to simplify their turns of phrase?
Case in point
Setting: car belonging to close friend of similar verbiage to me.
Circumstance: very early morning start with insufficient sleep, followed by somewhat boring wedding ceremony.
Result: sleepy, brain foggy [livejournal.com profile] why_am_i
Sentence uttered: "The warmth [of the car] has quelled my enthusiasm for consciousness."
Justification: In my sleep-addled state, I couldn't actually think of a simpler way of expressing the concept I was trying to communicate.


This afternoon is interminable. At least dictionary.com, wikipedia and [livejournal.com profile] ockyflam are making a concerted effort to keep me entertained. Verbigeration, verbolatry and grammatolatry are my new favourite words.
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