In the NYT, Jon Grinspan...

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 10 19:07:56 UTC 2012

"graduate student in history at the University of Virginia," writes:

"… _beware_ any claim about this election that …"

This kid is probably much too young to be familiar with the _BEWARE
OF_ THE DOG signs that were once so ubiquitous that even the most
casually-learned person was familiar with the inscription bearing the
Latin equivalent, CAVE CANEM. I was so young when I came across this
that I thought that the Latin was pronounced "cave cane 'em" [kejv
kejn at m].

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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