Sure would be nice if we all still studied Roman history in school, with its tales of transalpine and cisalpine Gaul. (Gaul on the other side of the Alps, versus Gaul on this side of the Alps.)

Once upon a time, most educated American and British people knew what cis and trans meant as Latin prefixes.

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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