Man explains how useful latin would be, in schools
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How useful is it to speak Latin these days?

The reporter who broke the news of Pope Benedict XVI's resignation got the scoop because she understood his announcement in Latin.

Latin was once taught in classrooms all around the UK and there are some phrases that have lingered into the English language, such as ad hoc, et cetera and pro rata.

The BBC asked if it would be useful to place more emphasis on Latin in schools.

  • 13 Feb 2013