And I'm not talkin' Lucy & Desi! I'm talking the real McCoy here. In order for future President of the United States John Adams to be allowed to enroll in Princeton University, the young man had to take the first 10 chapters of the Gospel of John and translate them from the GREEK into LATIN! Where I teach we only require this in Senior Seminar. Not. The sad fact is that Latin is not widely taught in our schools any longer. Instead of learning conjugations of Latin verbs, the few students motivated into taking a language course usually opt for "Conversational Spanish" or some other non-challenging course. We KNOW Latin. The problem is we don't KNOW that we KNOW it! You are smarter than I look. By seeing a Latin word used in its English context, you already have an understanding of that language LATIN DEFINITION ENGLISH WORDS (hint) CURA __________________ CURAtor acCURAte seCURe CURe NOVUS __________________ NOVice NOVel NOVelty inNOVate reNOVate LUX, LUC __________________ LUminate LUSter ilLUStrate LUCid CARNE __________________ CARNivore CARNival chili con CARNE DUCT __________________ aquaDUCT DUCTile deDUCT viaDUCT TERRA __________________ TERRAin TERRAce TERRA firma PLUMBUM __________________ PLUMBing PLUMet PLUMline pb CORPUS __________________ CORPse CORPUlent CORPUScles CORPoration POPULUS __________________ POPULation POPULar PUBLic rePUBLic GNOSCERE __________________ KNOwledge iGNOrant iGNOre NOtice proGNOsis BASSUS __________________ BASe BASS voice BASSett aBASe deBASe JUR __________________ perJURy JURisdiction inJURy JURy Anybody else love language? English is so dependent on Latin, Greek, and German that to not understand language is to go through the Louvre with a blindfold. Thoughts?