June 3, 2005


It has just come to light to me, thanks to a comment made on Dartlog, that The Dartmouth Review mistranslated Quod erat demonstrandum as "It has been proven" in the "Western Culture" quiz in its latest issue. The actual translation is "That which was to be proven." (The commenter on Dartlog almost gets it right with "Which was to be proven.") Thus I submit that perhaps 67.8% of the campus knows Western Culture better than the Review staff does.

Petty irony: good only when they started the pettiness.

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