Re: "Caveat Emptor"

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Wed Aug 04 1999 - 17:58:25 EDT

At 2:26 PM -0700 8/4/99, Daniel L Christiansen wrote:
>I was wondering why the Latin phrase caught on, but the Greek did not.
>Now that I look at it, I don't wonder, anymore. "Caveat emptor" has a
>much nicer ring to it.

Or one might say that familiarity with the Latin phrase breeds contempt
with the unfamiliar Greek.

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University
Summer: 1647 Grindstaff Road/Burnsville, NC 28714/(828) 675-4243

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