Sed Quid in Infernos Dicet?

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It has been some time since we have visited AlphaWatch, and today we turn our attention to an ad I spied on ESPN's website this week. (Please see article below.)

This takes me back to law school and a Latin phrase common in legal parlance, res ipsa loquitur, which is commonly translated, "the thing speaks for itself." The legal principle arises in negligence cases, for instance, when a surgeon leaves a sponge or other tool inside of a patient after a surgery. That sort of thing does not happen without someone having dropped the ball. Some overzealous lawyers, though, stretch the phrase res ipsa loquitur beyond its proper meaning, prompting others to expand, "res ipsa loquitur, sed quid in infernos dicet?" ("The thing speaks for itself, but what in the hell is it saying?")

Please see full article below for more information.

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