Quidquid Latine dictum sit altum videtur

Something for the Regents to consider:

Gov. Jerry Brown, whose public remarks occasionally include a phrase or two in Latin, explained Wednesday two reasons he liked learning it. “It’s obscure and makes you smarter than everybody,” he told about 1,000 people at a California Chamber of Commerce breakfast…

Full article at http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2013/05/jerry-brown-says-latin-makes-you-smarter-than-everybody.html

Ipse dixit.

[And, for those who would critique the Latin phrases above, I learned them online so they must be correct.  Right?  Prima facie evidence!]