Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Latin Comeback

The Economist: "Why is Latin making a comeback?"

One answer:
Latin’s succinctness makes it ideal for Twitter’s 140-character epigraphs and aphorisms. Five words can often say more than ten English ones, according to David Butterfield, a Latinist at the University of Cambridge.
With the Latin revival, I'm hoping we'll see more cool Latin names like these:

And Rand Simberg reminded me of the classic grammar lesson scene: