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'Knowledge Begins' at New Jersey Library After Old Motto Led to 'Second Guess'

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    A New Jersey library whose Latin motto got lost in translation is getting a new one.

    The Courier-Post reports that a middle schooler has won a contest to create the new motto with "Scientia Incipit Hic," or "Knowledge Begins Here."

    The board of trustees and the town hall architect picked the offering from 11-year-old Moorestown Friends Middle School student Lauren Articolo from 65 entrants.

    The motto is being changed after officials became aware of a dispute over the current phrase.

    Officials believed "Nos Secundus Coniecto Omnia" meant "We Confirm All Things Twice," but it could also mean "We Second-Guess All."

    Officials also plan to change incorrect Roman numerals reflecting the library's founding date from 1653 to 1853.