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10 Latin Phrases You Pretend To Understand

By Gerard @presurfer
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Because you weren't going into botany, the priesthood, or coin manufacturing, you thought you were safe to dismiss Latin as a dead language. Obviously, you didn't graduate cum laude. Latin is about as dead as Elvis. Whether you're deciphering a cryptic state seal or trying to impress your Catholic in-laws, knowing some Latin has its advantages.
But the operative word here is 'some.' The ability to translate The Aeneid probably isn't going to come in handy anytime soon, so we'll start you off with ten phrases that have survived the hatchet men of time.

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