Bones

Season 4 Episode 19

The Science in the Physicist

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Apr 09, 2009 on FOX

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    • Booth: Veni, vidi, vici. Look to the future. Carbon dating is all about the past.

      "Veni, vidi, vici" is a quote attributed to Julius Caesar which means "I came, I saw, I conquered." Booth pronounces it in the way most people do, but this is technically incorrect, as the phrase is from classical Latin, and in classical Latin, 'v' sounds like 'w' and 'i' usually sounds like a long 'e', and the 'c' is a hard 'c' (pronounced like 'k'.) The proper classical pronunciation is way-NEE we-DEE wee-KEE. Booth uses the Ecclesiastical Latin (or "Church Latin") pronunciation, which is "Italianized." This makes sense because we know from previous episodes that Booth's knowledge of Latin comes from being an altar boy.

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