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Law, culture, and Catholicism...up in smoke!

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Why "fumare"?

From Charlton T. Lewis, Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary:

fūmo , āre, v. n. [fumus] ,

I. to smoke, steam, reek, fume

While I am particularly partial to "to reek", especially after cleaning up from a certain roommate's bachelor party, "fumare" also means "to smoke." How many evenings did we enjoy each other's company while puffing a fragrant pipe or cigar and imbibing a glass of something older than the internet.

It is my hope that this weblog will become an extension of those exchanges of ideas regarding the highest things, though without exclusion of the humbler things. During our years at Ave Maria School of Law, each of us has grown in our appreciation for the beauty of Catholicism, with the love of culture, and in our knowledge of the law. With that firm foundation in mind, let us go forth and blog.