Mar 10, 2010

Tricky language

Nowadays we have to be on the alert all the time for language tricks that try to manipulate us into changing our thinking.

Whether it was intended to be so or not, one term introduced years ago amounts to a language trick: When the Mass in the vernacular was introduced to take the place of the venerable Mass in Latin, it got a title in Latin -- "Novus Ordo" ("novus" meaning "new.")


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