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Annus Horribilis

By Mark Walker

9780752458984

ISBN: 9780752458984

Published: 13-09-2010


Annus Horribilis

By Mark Walker

ISBN: 9780752458984

Published: 13-09-2010

About This Book

Everyone remembers the Queen’s ‘Annus Horribilis’, but what do 'quid pro quo' and 'habeas corpus' mean? Why do plants have Latin names? Why do families, towns, countries and even football teams have Latin mottoes? What do the Latin epitaphs in churches say? What are the words of Mozart's 'Requiem'? These are just a few of the topics covered in this book. As Mark Walker makes clear, present-day English is still steeped in its Roman and Latin origins. As a result English still has many thousands of Latin words in everyday use. Caveat emptor!

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