Caveat emptor?-Chicago Tribune


Caveat Emptor, Should We Say?

Chicago Tribune: June 8, 1994


A junior high Latin teacher in Ohio was suspended without pay for putting a little too much life into the dead language. Among the printable phrases: “In dentibus anticis frustum magnum spinaciae habes” and “Braccae tuae aperiuntur.” (Translations: “You have a big piece of spinach on your front teeth” and “Your fly is open.”) Teacher Richard Ehret, who returned to class this week from his 10-day suspension, said he was urged when he was hired to use outside material to make his classes interesting. “Obviously, you hear worse language than this every day in the halls,” Ehret said.



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