... is how Google Translate renders into Latin the phrase: taking all the Latin textbooks.
I was no good at Latin in school, and simply couldn't see the point. But one of my children - no name, no age, no gender - likes Latin. Is quite good at it. Is dallying with studying Greek as well. S/he is, however, hugely disorganised - always forgetting books, getting behind with homework, and otherwise getting into a tangle.
The said offspring's class teacher is a Latin teacher. It seems there's quite a lot of Latin books lying around the classroom. Whenever there's Latin homework, my adored child doesn't bother looking for a textbook in the locker, but simply grabs one that's lying around.
This has all come to light at the end of the term, with the ritual of assembling all the school books lying around the house. I can't say how many identicial Latin textbooks have been accumulated - it's too embarrassing, and might lay me open to legal action. Suffice it to say, it's well over a rucksack load.
I suspect my child's relative success in Latin may be because none of the other kids had a chance of using a textbook, as they are all in NW5.
As they say in Google Translate: 'Vellem omnes excusare dissensiones de pro pignori.'
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