Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Another historical moment brought to you by the letters S and B.

Nota bene is a Latin phrase meaning "note well," coming from notāre—to note. It is in the singular imperative mood, instructing one individual to note well the matter at hand. (The pluralis form is notate bene.) In present-day English, it is used to draw the attention of the reader to a certain (side) aspect or detail of the subject on hand, translating it as "pay attention" or "take notice". It is often written in the abbreviated form: N.B.

does it get any cuter? Seriously.

2 comments:

Hey, It's Ansley said...

sigh...

Thomas said...

Oh, I get it.

Why did that take me so long? I thought your readership was a little smarter than that. I must say I'm a little disappointed.