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  1. You were getting a bit Donald “known unknowns” Rumsfeld there at the end. (Which is fine, because I always thought he was being perfectly comprehensible at that point.)
    But why not learn those memorable aspects of a subject at school – the points that’ll make something stick in your mind – and add a sense of wonder? Well… not all teachers feel the joy, I suppose.
    I love the clues one gets from having some idea of other languages – especially when it comes to the name of a place – meaningless if you know only English – plainly descriptive if you know the derivation.

  2. I thought what Rumsfeld said made sense.

    I only have a smattering of Greek. I think the world would be altogether more interesting if we had learned Latin!

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