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Started by <k>, March 13, 2013, 08:59:57 PM
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Quote from: <k> on March 13, 2013, 09:54:42 PMDespite the legend, Switzerland is a federation these days and no longer a confederation: nobody is allowed to secede.
Quote from: <k> on March 13, 2013, 08:59:57 PM...The home of the English language, the UK, still uses Latin legends - rather surprising when you consider Britain was conquered by the inventors of Latin, those nasty imperialist beasts, the ancient Romans. The fact that the UK (my country of birth) still uses Latin legends, even if in abbreviated form, can only be an example of Stockholm syndrome.
Quote from: FosseWay on March 15, 2013, 06:28:02 PMA more pressing question, therefore, is why Latin was not abandoned on coins in the 16th century, when English became the official language of the state religion. (Of course, for a few years in the 17th century precisely this did happen.)