One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
adverbin phrase take something cum grano salis
- ‘While prolonged investigation into this statement has led me to take it cum grano salis, still I can not help but admit that these two diseases appear in such vast numbers that I am not surprised.’
- ‘Such may be the case, but when we are told that this buried slab is inscribed with " figures of stars, diamonds, and triangles,’ why, we naturally take it cum grano salis - or a little more.’
Latin, ‘with a grain of salt’.
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