CSI: NY

Vacation Getaway - S6-E23

Character mistake: In the scene in which Stella, Adam, and Hawkes are trying to get clues from the $1 bill left by Shane Casey at the bar, Stella notes that the Latin phrase "E Pluribus Unum" has had its word order changed and now reads "E Unum Pluribus". From this, she deduces that the meaning has changed from 'from many, one" to "from one, many'. However, Latin is a highly inflected language, in which the meaning of a word changes not from its position in a sentence, but from the ending that is attached to the word. Therefore, both 'e pluribus unum' and 'e unum pluribus' mean exactly the same thing.

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