Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Latin Hoodie: Carpe Veritatem

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  1. You can't "carpere" the truth. "Carpe" does not mean to seize; it means to pluck with the fingers, as with a flower or ripened fruit. Truth is something received, not taken into possession. Your fingers' bones are called carpals, because they're the pluckers, as Hamlet reminds us.