Friday, April 4, 2008

Look it Up

Our Man in Arcadia, writing about a child-advocacy group called Guardian Ad Litem, incorrectly informs readers this morning that the Latin phrase, "ad litem," means "on behalf of." If the reporter looks it up, as he should, he'll find the phrase translates as "for litigation," according to Black's Law Dictionary. That close translation is broadened slightly to mean "for this case only." Look it up, John.

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