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Title: How Well Do You Know Your Latin?
Post by: Pax on December 13, 2013, 10:36:35 AM
   For anyone up to the challenge I found this quiz this morning and even though I was still having my morning coffee when I took it I scored remarkably well: 20/20 (although I dare say I wouldn't have a similar score on an ocular examination these days...)

     For those publikly-skooled quiz-takers: good luck (hehehehehe  ;D)
     For the parochially-educated: I hope you paid attention in class
     For the bottom-feeding "lawyers" who frequent the forum: woe unto ye ;)

How Well Do You Know Your Latin? (http://kateday.polldaddy.com/s/how-well-do-you-know-your-latin)
Title: Re: How Well Do You Know Your Latin?
Post by: The Fuzz on December 13, 2013, 12:08:53 PM
This is the only latin I know:

i, qui magnus libris
Title: Re: How Well Do You Know Your Latin?
Post by: Pax on December 13, 2013, 12:58:35 PM
   I can't speak for anyone else but when I was a kid I was the happiest little bookworm in the Henry Ford Centennial Library - no babysitter required.  I've got my own, rather substantial library at home now but words - and word/phrase origins - have always fascinated me.  Big books, big words, big nerdy fun  ;)

   So, Fuzz: did you skip out on that particular test, or take it and are now hiding your report card from the rest of us?!
Title: Re: How Well Do You Know Your Latin?
Post by: The Fuzz on December 13, 2013, 02:03:02 PM
15%
Title: Re: How Well Do You Know Your Latin?
Post by: SilverTonguedDevil on December 13, 2013, 02:13:35 PM
I am partial to Latin women, so I consider myself well versed  :P
Title: Re: How Well Do You Know Your Latin?
Post by: Mayonnaise on December 13, 2013, 04:59:40 PM
I don't recall ever having to take Latin before. I took the test anyway. 40%
Title: Re: How Well Do You Know Your Latin?
Post by: Monroe Native on December 13, 2013, 06:12:40 PM
50% baby!

Don't know if it was the Public School or watching Law and Order reruns....
Title: Re: How Well Do You Know Your Latin?
Post by: Pax on December 13, 2013, 08:21:09 PM
Not bad at all, folks (except for devil, he didn't even try  ;))

One of my favorite words (which can be parsed pretty easily if one has a basic knowledge of everyday-type Latin root-words, prefixes, and suffixes) is defenestration.
de- out, out of, from
fenestra - window
-tion - shows action

"the act of throwing something or someone out of a window"  I'm still waiting for the perfect opportunity to try doing that one of these days (with a someone though, not a thing.)  8)
Title: Re: How Well Do You Know Your Latin?
Post by: Maverick on December 14, 2013, 12:05:03 AM
40 %