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Roman influence

Latin has played a large part of building the English language; how many of these phrases do you recognise? 15 Questions.

 
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1

An easy one to start, vice versa means?

  • Tight poetry
  • The other way around
  • Chapter and verse

2

Ad infinitum translates as...?

  • How boring
  • Endless adverts
  • To infinity

3

Per annum quantifies?

  • Up yours
  • Yearly
  • Quota

4

Via media shouldn't need much guidance...

  • On the telly
  • Ring road
  • The middle course

5

Mea culpa, is this passing the blame?

  • Tea for me please
  • By my own fault
  • Mia did it

6

Lapsus linguae means..?

  • A slip of the tongue
  • A bunch of lupins
  • Filthy language

7

Ex cathedra, would you at it?

  • Church relic
  • Old cheese
  • From the seat of authority

8

Facta, non verba shows some character...

  • Deeds not words
  • Telling porkies
  • Truth is stranger than fiction

9

Carpa diem, can you catch my drift?

  • Big fish
  • Little fish
  • Seize the day

10

Prima facie should be obvious...

  • Pretty face
  • First glance
  • On the face of it

11

Sub rosa isn't really hard to find...

  • Secretly
  • Under the rose bush
  • Red -faced

12

Semper idemis is often misinterpreted but...

  • Always the same
  • Lame idea
  • False identity

13

Are you familiar with compos mentis?

  • Good composting
  • Write it clearly
  • Sane

14

And Julius said et tu brute to...?

  • And you're a pig
  • Turncoat
  • Even you brutus

15

Does this one have to be al fresco? flagrante delicto

  • Delicious
  • In the very act
  • Sweet smelling

 

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