Roman V's YKTTW Discussion

Roman V's
When in Rome, replace every instance of the letter "u" with "v".
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(permanent link) added: 2012-09-17 16:40:36 sponsor: TropeEater (last reply: 2012-09-19 10:09:17)

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In Ancient Rome, there were many stone engravings. They were almost as common as written paper, if not more so. Now, this created some problems, becavse it's difficvlt to neatly carve a cvrvy line. The Romans remedied this by replacing instances of the letter "u" with "v". They didn't have the letter v in writing, either. Becaves of this, it has become a bit of a Stock Parody to do this in ancient Roman settings (or Greek, if the avthors feel like taking a bit of artistic license).


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