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Posted by TheFallen on June 03, 2003

In Reply to: Mind if I ask... posted by Brian from Shawnee on June 03, 2003

: : : I X-nayed the plan....
: : : Where does the word...X-Nay come from?

: : : I am guessing it has something to do with
: : : Yea/Nay and hte senate.

: : : Does anyone have more info?

: : : Ian Cognito
: : : Canada

: : "Ix-nay" would be pig Lat*n for "nix."

: Mind if I ask why you guys used the asterisk in the middle of a certain word?

...often the word L*tin came up in posts, since it forms the roots of so many words, and this led to this site featuring near the top of lists in search engines when one typed in +l*tin +phrase. We then got more and more snowed under with requests to translate phrases into or from L*tin (long-term posters will remember the guy with the tattoo), and that detracted from the main purpose of this web board. Hence, it's now custom here to type L*tin, and even Gr**k, if you like.