Today has been a productive one!
- Two classes given
- Three classes planned for tomorrow
- A bunch of English academies contacted
- One interview set up
Checked ’em all off of the do to list!
Unfortunately since I’ve spent the day tending to numbers 1-4, I haven’t had the time to prepare a post about the topic I was originally going to write about….
So instead I have made the game time decision to entertain you with something
only myself and my former Latin Professor everyone is sure to enjoy(s) – A post about Etymology (aka the study of the origin of words)
Don’t roll your eyes just yet! I got interested in this business back in university while (you guessed it) studying Latin. Granted, I am the first to admit that studying a dead language wasn’t all fun and games, but I did have its interesting parts. I personally loved learning about modern English words whose roots come from Latin 🙂
Are you still with me?? 😉
Exhibit A: The prefix of many English words PRO comes from the Latin preposition meaning “in the favor of”
We use that one all the time! Like for example we state: I’m pro-life. -or – I’m pro-abortion.
Exhibit B: The word CRAS is Latin for “tomorrow”
Question: Can you think of an English word that combines both cras and pro?
……hint: it can help describe why this post is so
lame uncharacteristic today…..
or from that Latin roots, literally – in favor of tomorrow!
See I told you etymology could be cool 🙂