Magnae clunes mihi placent, nec possum de hac re mentiri.

I studied Latin in my first year at University.

Well, perhaps “studied” is the wrong word. I was there for most of the classes, that I firmly remember, and I still see my 1st year Latin lecturer from time to time — he went on to be the head of classics at Sydney Grammar, and employs a very good friend of mine who was in the same Latin class. I was more or less just along for the ride.

Some (not much) of it rubbed off on me; enough to generate a pass in the subject at least. Which is why this particular translation amuses me quite a bit. I’m glad it’s got the translation within, though.

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