Monday, June 13, 2011

greeking Medicare Medicaid

Email from Medicare & Medicaid Services is usually rather bland and innocuous. So this morning’s adventure into greeking was certainly a different way to start the week.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Headline 1
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit …

Headline 2
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit ...

Headline 3
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit ...

You are receiving this message because you subscribed to get email updates from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Placeholder text? Nonsense Latin? Or perhaps a homage to Cicero? … “Neque porro quisquam est qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit” . . . "There is no one who loves pain itself, who seeks after it and wants to have it, simply because it is pain” – Now there is a message to SHARE!

Or maybe, just maybe, one day someone may have to click on your computerized medical record or you may need to access some vital medical information and you may read "Lorem ipsum ..."  Beware of Greeks bearing gifts - especially if they are speaking Latin.J
Caregivingly Yours, Patrick Leer 
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  1. LOL Patrick! I'm thinking someone is saying "oops" when they realize what was sent! Or maybe you absconded to a Greek island and didn't share that news?


  2. Funny that you not only receive a notice written in Latin -- BUT you seem to understand it, too!! After four years of learning that dead language, I promptly forgot most of it!
    BTW -- please read my Sat. post about allowing us to comment properly.

  3. 'Dead language'!!! I sat through Mel Gibson's "Passion of the Christ" with my daughter translating the spoken Latin next to me. Perhaps the one benefit of her 4 years of Latin. :)... While my old school Catholic Latin is rudimentary, I used google to unravel the mystery of this Medicare Medicade pseudo-Latin. :)

  4. Latin? *shudders*... I made a "D" in Latin, Cooking, Sewing and Beauty Shop at the Deaf Residential School. Made an "A" in Alegebra, Biology, English and all the History courses.

    I saw no connection (and still don't) between the root words and today's words. Or however that

    I tried to get a "C" by drawing a grave using Latin on one of my final tests but the teacher was NOT amused.... a "D" it was. She knew I thought it was a dead language.


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