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Random referral of the day

January 9, 2011
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One of the many nifty features of WordPress is that it shows you what search terms have brought people to your blog. They’re often hilariously random, and sometimes ironic (any post ranting about how awful something is, if it mentions it by name any number of times, going to attract people in search of that something). Mine are all over the place. I get a lot of searches for the lyrics of the Soviet Russia Tetris song, because this post includes the full lyrics and a transcript; a fair number about Wicked the musical (it has an official Day in certain quarters, it seems) and oddments. Yesterday I got “Clive Wood“, “Viking sexuality” and “Aldhelm blood“. Today …

For the person who was directed here when searching for “what is ‘informed is armed’ in Latin”: I have no idea if there’s a generic proverbial phrasing, but off the top of my head dictionary, a decently pithy rendering would be Edoctus armatus est. Or even just Edoctus, armatus, if you want to go the elliptical route.

Latin uses the masculine grammatical gender as default (annoyingly, and despite having a perfectly good neutral one) and so that’s what I’ve used above. If you should happen to want to refer to a femininely gendered subject, use edocta/armata; if a neuter one, edoctum/armatum.

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  1. Diana B. Hurlburt permalink
    January 9, 2011 6:55 pm

    Hehehe. Someone searching the term “human physiology” somehow got to my WordPress blog, which is all about librarianship. I expect they were flummoxed.

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