The Latin language survives both in how English words are built, and in some words and phrases.
One of the pros to this idea is that we will never have to work again. However, there are many cons, such as being poor.
One of the pros to this plan is that we’ll never have to work again.
(at the end of a letter)
Hope to see you soon,
Love Mum and Dad
p.s. Uncle Dave also says hi
She woke up at 5pm. She is really lazy.
He woke up at 5am. It was cold, dark, and horrible.
The students hate the teacher, and vice versa.
She loves him, and vice versa.
I’ll be coming to your house via the shop. Want anything?
We’ll be traveling to Helsinki via Moscow.
The permanent members of the council have the power to veto plans they don’t like. It is why nothing ever happens, because they are all being selfish towards their own interests.
The boss vetoed my idea. I think he is still angry with me because I kissed his sister.
He always asks ultra-stupid questions.
This is an ultra-violent movie.
If you aren’t happy with the status quo, then do something. As Gandhi said: ‘be the change you want to see in the world’.
The government wants to maintain the status quo. They worry about a revolution.
The company makes $100m per annum.
He smokes 50 cigarettes per day. His breath smells like an ashtray.
I like cakes, chocolate, sweets, toffee, etc.
Mr Smith will be away for a while, so I am not the interim manager.
The interim manager was useless: they lost $400m in a month.
Nobody knows exactly when he was born, but it was probably c.100BC.
This painting was painted in c.550BC. Amazing!
Every ten years the UK conducts a census to see how many people live in the country.
The 2011 census said the population had grown by 1000%.
Widely known by native speakers
On television forensics shows the characters often talk about rigor mortis setting in.
Rigor mortis sets in 3 hours after death, and lasts for around 3 days.
quid pro quo
He is still offering to help, but is demanding quid pro quo.
In the movie ‘Silence of the Lambs’, Hannibal Lecter helps Agent Starling catch the killer ‘Buffalo Bill’, but on a quid pro quo basis.
He does a lot of pro bono work. What a nice man he is.
They caught the criminal by studying his m.o.
After ten years I have finally finished my magnum opus.
Victor Hugo wrote many great works, but many say that ‘Les Miserables’ was his magnum opus.
There was a general election, but the soldiers had to be overseas, so they voted in absentia.
He couldn’t come to the ceremony due to being in prison, so the prize was awarded in absentia.
She is the de facto boss around here, since the manager is just the owner’s son.
His title is Prime Minister, but he is de facto President.
It’s a big audition tonight. If we get this we might all be millionaires, so let’s go out and carpe diem.
My secret to life? Carpe diem. Enjoy every day, and live it like it is your last.
Dr Jekyll’s alter ego was Mr Hyde. Superman’s was Clark Kent. Mine is Mr Duck.
At work he is completely different. It is as if one Mr Smith lives at home, and then his alter ego goes to the office.
Harvard, my alma mater, is often seen as one of the best places to gain an education.
My alma mater is always asking me for money.
He has been telling people as nauseum how pretty his new girlfriend is.
This class will go on ad infinitum.
You can count ad infinitum.
Time will continue ad infinitum.
2. something made up on the spot
the lawyers have joined this case on an ad hoc basis.
London is too big a city to do everything ad hoc.
They did a great a cappella version of ‘Unchained Melody’.
I’m afraid the electricity is out, meaning the keyboard won’t work. Sorry, but you’re going to have to sing this a cappella.
The vox populi says: stop the war.
After the 12 hour flight it was good to be back on terra firma.
semper fidelis is more than a motto: it is a way of life.
The grave stone read: ‘Cujo: semper fidelis’.
The prima facie evidence says that he killed her, but we should look for more details just to be sure.
“It seems like yesterday that we were students. How long has it been?”
The teacher offered the teacher a mea culpa: he had taught the students the wrong meaning.
This poem is written in memoriam of my grandfather, who passed away last year.
In Memoriam: Mr. X.
Et tu, Brute?
“At least you still support me.”
“I’m sorry, sir, but I agree with the staff. You should resign.”
“Et tu, Brute? Fine, I will go.”
Examples of a priori knowledge are that 2+2=4, and that all the chickens in the whole world are birds.
2003 was my annus horribilis: dumped, broke, and unemployed, the feeling was the worst of my life.
This year has been an annus horribilis for this team: lost every game; the best players have been sold or quit; attendances are down. Hopefully things will improve next year.
2002 was my annus mirabilis: love, money, success…2003, on the other hand, was very different.