[ExI] languages

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 5 18:02:35 UTC 2019

Some of you may have had to learn a foreign language or two in your college
days.  How has that worked out for you?  (I took the Spanish exam.  Of no
use whatsoever in my fields.)

Three years of Latin did enable me to figure out some words that came from
Latin, but I never read any original in Latin.

I think that the time has come where an educated person in any field has no
use for any foreign language.  How could we possibly compete with
professional people whose job it is to translate for us?  We are going to
learn enough Greek to enjoy the Iliad in the original?  Why?

I don't know.  Is anything in your field not translated for you?

bill w
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