Apparently, when you start grad school, people assume you know Latin and French. I would get my stacks of books for my history seminars, and lo, there were large blocks of text in Latin or French, and the author wouldn't bother to give a translation. I don't know Latin or French! I took Spanish! Silly me, taking a practical language for my area.
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