Ack, help. Looking for a phrase, may be Latin

I’ve gone totally retarded.

Say I’m presenting some evidence that I’m sure of, but I’m making a basic assumption which could possibly be faulty. I want to qualify that statement - sort of like a “caveat emptor” but for a stated fact, not for goods.

I KNOW there’s a way to say this but I’m operating on no caffeine here :(

I’ve absentis funditus retarded.


“Caveat lector”, I think.

Caveat lector makes sense, but it could be “take this cum grano salis.

Is ‘arguendo’ what you’re looking for, as in “assuming, arguendo, x, then y would follow”?

I think you want “ceteris paribus”, loosely meaning all things equal. This is used quite often in philo, etc.

Alternatively, you might want “a priori” (assumptione) as in given X and Y, a priori (assumed without proof) Z.

…or you could just say it in English, and be content that everyone will understand what you are saying.

…or you could say “sic semper tyrannis”, smash your tibia across the lectern and limp away content that everyone will forget whatever it was you were talking about.

Semper ubi sububi!!!

but going commando is so much fun!

Subsitute for Cartago anything that seems appropriate at the time.

AFAIK. If you want it to sound Latin, stitch an “us” on the end. :P