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Latin Slang

Who thinks that Latin is a dead language couldn’t be more wrong. Have a look at how many Latin expressions still form part of our everyday language and, what is more, add a cultural tone to our speech.


carpe diem: seize the day
ad nauseam: endlessly
sui generis: unique
et cetera: and so forth
me ineptum: silly me
memento: keepsake
de facto: in reality
lingua franca: a common language
vero: really
cum laude: with distinction
nullo modo: no way
quid fit?: what's happening?
manducabulla: bubble gum
per se: in or of itself
radicus comes: really rad dude
labra lege: read my lips
abeo: I'm out of here

 

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