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    Re: a dice

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I die/dice but don't feel strongly either way.
    Same here.

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    #12

    Re: a dice

    nonteacher

    Roll the die
    Roll the dice
    The dice is cast...?
    I think the die is cast refers to stamping metal, not dice

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    #13

    Re: a dice

    Quote Originally Posted by JTRiff View Post
    nonteacher

    Roll the die
    Roll the dice
    The dice is cast...?
    I think the die is cast refers to stamping metal, not dice
    The dice are cast...

    The phrase you're thinking of is "The die is cast", presumably uttered by Caesar upon crossing the Rubicon. The Latin was provided by fivejedjon already: alea iacta est. It means we've crossed the point of no return.

    I don't think Caesar was stamping metal while marching on Rome. But if you have some new information, this might be a revolutionary dissertation in History and Classics.

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