#Latin Moment! Day One
So since I'm currently in quarantine, and I'm really bored, I'm going to post a Latin to English "moment" every day. So basically an English word and the Latin that it comes from. It might sound a bit boring, but some of these can be pretty interesting! Here is the first one: When the priest would speak in Latin during a Roman Catholic mass, he would say "Hoc est corpus," which means "Here is the body." But the people at the mass who didn't know Latin couldn't understand what he was saying, so it went something like this:
Man 1: Wait, what did he say?
Man 2: I dunno, sounded like hocus pocus to me.
And that is where we get the phrase "hocus pocus!"
Stay safe, Lynul
Thanks for this! I just went and found (& read) all of them good stuff (:
The full collection for Latin Moments: https://www.one-tab.com/page/Vgs46dLiSEaUjr9zWplLGw (has some Weird Words thrown in, because that's how I browse) (;
The follow up to this, Weird Word, has a Master list here: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/39144486