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Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Stephen Colbert Shows off his Latin pronunciation skills!!
On Monday evening's episode (June 22, 2009) of the Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert interviewed Simon Schama, a professor at Columbia University and author of The American Future: A History and A History of Britain. Professor Schama quotes Cicero at the beginning of the interview, pronouncing the ancient orator's name with a "soft C" sound, prompting Mr. Colbert to correct the pronunciation with the "hard C" sound of the Classical pronunciation. Mr. Colbert also asserts that he knows who the Romans are! Enjoy!