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What can we find for this Friday afternoon???

What about:

HELLENOMANIA

If you suffer with Hellenomania then you have a tendency to use long, cumbersome Greek or Latin words instead of a more easily understood English equivalent.

For example, from my time as a lawyer, the term ex turpi causa non oritur actio means that someone cannot bring a legal action as a result of an illegal act, i.e. if you are robbing a shop and you break your leg in the process, you cannot sue the supermarket for the injury.

Similarly, novus actus interveniens means a break in causation – something that causes a break in the chain of events.

Happy Weekend.

 

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