apothecary's Latin

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apothecary's Latin

obsolete Latin that has been badly mangled or jumbled, either unintentionally through bad translation or intentionally for the sake of humor. Also known as Law Latin, Dog Latin, or Bog Latin. He only spent a year learning Latin, so now he just mutters apothecary's Latin to sound more learned than he is.
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She was allowed to be in the study while he had his lessons, and in her various readings got very deep into the examples in the Latin Grammar.
Stelling so many questions about the Roman Empire, and whether there really ever was a man who said, in Latin, "I would not buy it for a farthing or a rotten nut," or whether that had only been turned into Latin, that Tom had actually come to a dim understanding of the fact that there had once been people upon the earth who were so fortunate as to know Latin without learning it through the medium of the Eton Grammar.
But it was worth purchasing, even at the heavy price of the Latin Grammar, the happiness of seeing the bright light in the parlor at home, as the gig passed noiselessly over the snow-covered bridge; the happiness of passing from the cold air to the warmth and the kisses and the smiles of that familiar hearth, where the pattern of the rug and the grate and the fire-irons were "first ideas" that it was no more possible to criticise than the solidity and extension of matter.
"What in hell has Latin to do with it?" he demanded before his mirror that night.
The omission in the present translation of numerous expressions in the Latin text that emphasise a Catholic theological understanding has been rectified in the new translation.
1300]), thus offering a frame of reference for the (r)evolution in the approach of Latin grammar during modern times.
Guide to the Perfect Latin American Idiot created a sensation when it was first published in Spanish in 1996.
Dozens of different religious groups are emerging in every country in Latin America, an unprecedented development after five centuries of Catholic monopoly.
In the past decades, China has outrun Latin America in terms of development speed and other achievements.
Leonhardt, a professor of classical philology, corrects the erroneous view that Latin is "dead".
The festival, cosponsored by ICRT and Latinos Taiwan, will feature more than 20 groups of musicians and dancers, free lessons of Latin dance as well Latin market offering authentic Latin food, drinks, handicrafts, and activities representing countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Latin America's clouded long-run economic outlook is perhaps best underlined by its recent sub-par economic performance at a time of unusual global prosperity.
It is designed to elucidate various aspects of Latin as Europe's linguistic vehicle for learned discourse from the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries: yet the book is not exclusively devoted to the major monuments of Neo-Latin writing in the republic of letters and in the natural and mathematical sciences.
to implement ethanol projects in Africa, Latin America and Caribbean countries," Emerson Kloss, agricultural attache at the Brazil Embassy in Washington D.C.