“Their Talkin’ In That Foreign Language Again” ~ my two years younger than us ~ “Cry Baby Cousin” ~ wailed to our mothers. My Mother ~ and Aunt Bertha ~ demanded that we “Stop ~ whatever you are doing and include Diane in whatever game that you two are playing”.
quotes in latin Many of us have already the experience of opening a website whose language is different from ours. I have opened websites in French, Spanish, and Russian without my knowing ahead of time that those were the languages in those websites. I thought they were all in English.
There are lots of other words, like babble, that we use every day without realizing that they have pretty interesting histories also. Take trivia for example. The word “trivia” comes from the Latin “trivium”. It was the place where roads met, forming a public square. People would gather there and talk about all sorts of ‘trivial’ stuff.
The culture of love is in the air. You can smell Italian passion and visualize romantic imagery all over. Look at the devotion to great architectures and artworks that can be traced back to the olden times. The works of the great Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael display the passion of the Italian soul. The details of the David, La Giocanda, The Pieta, and the Monalisa say it all.
It may seem ridiculous that learning Spanish can help improve your English. However, that is actually the case. Like English, Spanish was based from the latin language. However, Spanish is nearer to Latin. If you manage to learn Spanish, you can use the knowledge to learn more English words you do not know before. Also, the Latin background you will have from the Spanish language can help you determine appropriate words to use in your daily English discourses.
We must understand that we have been given a set of highly intelligent gray matter (the brain). Without conscious effort, it is capable of selecting the best, the most convenient, the familiar, the safest, the most appealing. Now you know why man is so adamant to changes?
If you have not already concluded that a mortgage is a bad thing, look up the term “mortgage” in the dictionary. It is a derivative of two latin words, mortuus meaning “Death” and gage meaning “Grip”. It is a “Death Grip”.
And we repeat the process with tables, then with beds, then dressers and the whole range of furniture. We then move to desk items (paper, books, pens, erasers), then to kitchen items, bathroom items, work bench items, then move outside, and on and on.