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When Latin goes wrong

Sean Hannity's viral gaffe this summer was one of the many recent Latin translations to go wrong. Some have a more hilarious side

Here’s a morality tale. The Fox News presenter Sean Hannity published a book this summer. The title, Live Free Or Die: America (And The World) On The Brink, leaves little to the imagination as to its contents. In pre-publication publicity, the book jacket featured a Latin tag, “vivamus vel libero perit Americae,” which Hannity translated as “live free or America dies.”

But that’s definitely not what it means. Spencer…

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