Not only the physical elements of mid-1980s Romania are captured in "Quod erat demonstrandum
" but also the intangible atmosphere of cautionary hope, fear and betrayal that permeated that society.
There is nothing like that in Russia..." "Quod erat demonstrandum
" would perhaps have been an appropriate riposte.
In an attempt to raise the intellectual level of debate, a blogger trots out the Latin phrase 'Quod erat demonstrandum
' which means 'that which was to be demonstrated' or in modern parlance 'as was to be expected'.
pelting the explorers below- This recalls the Yahoos in Gulliver's Travels (1726), Book 4 50: Quod erat demonstrandum
(Which was to be proved)- Euclid, Elements 51: A time to gather stones together, a time to cast away stones- Ecclesiastes 3:8
Quod erat demonstrandum
. No, Michelle, I won't pull this stunt again for at least 5 more years.