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My high school in Texas* offered only Latin or Spanish as foreign language classes-----CNC

Latin was the only foreign language offered in the high school in my very rural, very isolated Appalachian community. I took two years of it. I was in Latin class when we heard that JFK had been assassinated. That was the first time I remember hearing Sanctum excrementum.

I struggled with other languages, but I had no difficulty with Chaucer in college since many of the older folk in my community still spoke Chaucerian English with the "aitches", the double negatives and the quell for kill and narwe for narrow and all the other long vowels.

Yore, Y hye awye from hoom thare. (Long ago I hurried away from home there.)

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