Yes, I’m guilty.
Guilty of knowing very little Latin! I should have taken it, with my interest in The Law. I never took it in school (opting for the ever-popular geographically – Spanish). Sadly, with the exception of a few choice curse words, all I remember of my Spanish classes are the dialogs…
ALM Spanish, Level One, Unit Two – Escuchen (Spanish for Listen)
Que vas al hacer al salir?
Nada. Irme a casa supongo.
“What are you going to do today? Nothing. Go home, I suppose.”
I have most of First Year Spanish in my head, the dialogs only, including the intro “ALM Spanish Level One, Unit Two…” in my best announcer’s mimicking voice.
Latin certain has been of more importance in my life than Spanish. And I live in a State where some of the grocery stores list items on their signs FIRST in Spanish, then Ingles!
You know how much I enjoy The Art of Manliness blog. Recently, they posted a huge list of ‘popular’ LATIN words and phrases every young man (and woman) should know.
“vir prudens non contra ventum mingit”
[a] wise man does not urinate [up] against the wind
Visit the link above and learn more!