by Tyler Cowen
on April 27, 2012 at 12:46 pm
in Religion |
And it may be more accurate to say that Vatican City ATMs previously offered a Latin option. According to @johnke, “they removed the Latin option with a software update sometime in late 2010/early 2011″.
Here is more.
the ATMs don’t give money unless you can correctly decline pecunia -ae.
To channel Monty Python ‘ow many Euros??”
“People called Romanes they go the house”?
Exactly. I had Latin in high school  (and I’m sure the Monty Python gang did too), so the difficulties in declining stuff when the teacher leaning over your desk felt exactly like a soldier oppressing you.
1 – I went to an Irish high school, and the Irish school system modeled itself after the English one at that time.
Makes sense for a place where there are clergy with dozens, if not hundreds, of native languages who all know one language in particular, Latin.
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