The text occupies 23 pages of the Roman Missal (1962). My Latin has improved. Now, I read mostly in Latin and occasionally glance over at the English. Actually, what happened today is that my friend, Q, had the Stations on his phone, and he shared that with me. Roger, one of the ushers, and I chatted. His favorite letter is X, mine, Q, trivia having do with Latin.
An example of Q is “quid pro quo”, which literally means, “this for that”, an even exchange, but can refer to a bribe. Let’s say you are traveling on I-80 at 80 mph. In California, expect to pay a $230 fine. So, you try to bribe the CHP officer and say, “Officer, I’ll pay you $50 to let me go.” Now you are in more trouble and might wind up in a courtroom queue.
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