On the “Friends Finds” page, Baiba passes on a piece from the Lawrence Journal World about a town in England wanting to eliminate Latin phrases, for example e.g., ad hoc, etc. and the other ones.
I did notice that President-Elect Obama substituted a translation of e pluribus unum in his speech.
I wonder if we should replace the Latin-derrived “senator” with “old guy”?
I don’t mind simplifying legal jargon, but I say, let’s keep the language alive by teaching Latin poetry in school.
(For a list of latin sayings try this site.)
Sunt lacrimae rerum.