Sunday, October 28, 2007

School of Tall Studies



Note the translation of Hautes Études. In related news, the school in question is moving to Aubervilliers, which may make it a tall order for some of its students to get there.

4 comments:

Alain Q. said...

also Nicholas for Nicolas. And what is virtù ??

Arthur Goldhammer said...

Oh, I'd missed the Nicholas! Thanks. Virtù is Italian, and is Machiavelli's word for the qualities of manliness necessary in a leader (from the Latin "vir," the root of virility).

gregory brown said...

Too bad they didn't get "School of High Studies" out of babelfish.

Polly said...

Were they subconsciously taking a pot-shot at Sarkozy's height?