Like an uxorious husband, we are inordinately fond ofÂ Latin.
We’ve been droppingÂ Latin phrases into our spoken and written English for as long as we can remember.
Besides making us seem smarter than we really are, Latin has a certain cachet that plain vanilla English lacks.
SearchIndia.com will bring you some of our favorite Latin expressions.
Let’s start with in vino veritas.
In vino veritas translates into English as there is truth in wine, a mid-16th century proverbial saying.
In vino veritas means that people are likely to be honest under the influence of alcohol.
This Latin expression goes back to ancient Greece and is attributed to the lyric poet Alcaeus (c620-580 BC) from the island of Lesbos.