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7th Aug '16 8:55:31 AM TimberRidge
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* Given the number of {{Oxbridge}} sorts and Anglican and Roman Catholic clergymen in the ''Literature/VillageTales'' novels, there is a critical, er, [[MultipleReferencePun mass]] of Clever Characters who do in fact Know Latin. Including FarmBoy and [[FarmersDaughter Farm Girl]] students at the Free School, parish choristers, and the country-boy headstone carver at the local undertakers' ("I'm all right with Church Latin as I've seen a hundred times").
15th Jun '16 5:18:31 AM FoxBluereaver
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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': Hartley Rathaway, AKA The Pied Piper is shown often conversing with Harrison Wells/Eobard Thawne in Latin. In Season 2, after he underwent a HeelFaceTurn off-screen due to Barry interfering in the past, he continues to do so, and Caitlin has to remind him that since Thawne was erased from existence nobody spoke Latin there anymore.
12th Jun '16 3:47:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'', young Wallace is asked about the benediction. When he tells his uncle he doesn't speak Latin, the response is "That's something we shall have to remedy." It's one of many lessons in manhood he learns, and of course, this later becomes a ChekovsSkill.

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* In ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'', young Wallace is asked about the benediction. When he tells his uncle he doesn't speak Latin, the response is "That's something we shall have to remedy." It's one of many lessons in manhood he learns, and of course, this later becomes a ChekovsSkill.ChekhovsSkill.
12th Jun '16 3:41:20 AM Morgenthaler
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** In the "TreehouseOfHorror" parody of ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'', {{Nerd}} and TVGenius Martin is seen AsleepInClass dreaming about conjugating Latin verbs.

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** In the "TreehouseOfHorror" "WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror" parody of ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'', {{Nerd}} and TVGenius Martin is seen AsleepInClass dreaming about conjugating Latin verbs.
4th Jun '16 2:04:27 AM erforce
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*** Response: If "via corinas inundum" is an accurate quote, it's pure gibberish, and calling it Dog-Latin would be an undeserved compliment. "Via" does mean "path". "Corinas" isn't a word at all. The word for "heart" is "Cor, cordis". Thus "Way of my heart" is "via cordis". As for "inundum"...dear god...they took the verb for "flooded" - "inundo, inundare" and added a ''noun'' ending to it. Verbs don't end in "-um" like that. The gerundive form is "inund''an''dum ("are about to be flooded"), but you can't drop out the "-an-" from the middle like that. It cannot possibly mean "washouts". It...''appears'' that he meant to say "my heart's pathways are about to be flooded" (with tears are how stupid you are, i.e. "cry me a river")...but this would ''accurately'' be said as "via cordibus inundandum". [[MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian Now write it out 100 times, or I'll cut your balls off]].

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*** Response: If "via corinas inundum" is an accurate quote, it's pure gibberish, and calling it Dog-Latin would be an undeserved compliment. "Via" does mean "path". "Corinas" isn't a word at all. The word for "heart" is "Cor, cordis". Thus "Way of my heart" is "via cordis". As for "inundum"...dear god...they took the verb for "flooded" - "inundo, inundare" and added a ''noun'' ending to it. Verbs don't end in "-um" like that. The gerundive form is "inund''an''dum ("are about to be flooded"), but you can't drop out the "-an-" from the middle like that. It cannot possibly mean "washouts". It...''appears'' that he meant to say "my heart's pathways are about to be flooded" (with tears are how stupid you are, i.e. "cry me a river")...but this would ''accurately'' be said as "via cordibus inundandum". [[MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian [[Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian Now write it out 100 times, or I'll cut your balls off]].
12th Apr '16 1:29:17 PM Prfnoff
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* Richard von Krafft-Ebing wrote the more lurid passages (and [[ForeignLanguageTitle title]]) of his book ''Psycopathia Sexualis'' in Latin in the apparent belief it would keep the merely salaciously curious away.
8th Apr '16 5:46:26 PM Orbiting
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->'''Lydia''': "I know Archaic Latin."\\
'''Allison''': "You know Archaic Latin?"\\
'''Lydia''': "I got bored with Classical Latin."\\
'''Allison''': "Just how smart '''''ARE''''' you?!"

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->'''Lydia''': "I I know Archaic Latin."\\
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'''Allison''': "You You know Archaic Latin?"\\
Latin?\\
'''Lydia''': "I I got bored with Classical Latin."\\
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'''Allison''': "Just Just how smart '''''ARE''''' you?!"you?!
19th Mar '16 2:19:27 PM nombretomado
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* Sheldon and Wolowitz try to use this against each other in ''TheBigBangTheory''.

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* Sheldon and Wolowitz try to use this against each other in ''TheBigBangTheory''.''Series/TheBigBangTheory''.



* ''MidsomerMurders'': One academic in "The Glitch" insists on saying nearly everything twice, first in Latin then in English.

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* ''MidsomerMurders'': ''Series/MidsomerMurders'': One academic in "The Glitch" insists on saying nearly everything twice, first in Latin then in English.
13th Mar '16 5:23:45 PM TheTropper
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* Doctus from ''Xenosaga''.
* In the first ''BrokenSword'' game, George reveals that he knows enough Latin to give rough translations of the various Latin sentences that crop up. He blames this knowledge on having studied law.

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* Doctus from ''Xenosaga''.
''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}''.
* In the first ''BrokenSword'' game, ''VideoGame/BrokenSword'', George reveals that he knows enough Latin to give rough translations of the various Latin sentences that crop up. He blames this knowledge on having studied law.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBros'' episode "Faking Miracles", Pete and Billy demonstrate nanomachines to Rusty by activating dormant portions of the brain to increase intelligence. Unbeknownst to them, the nano-tech is affecting Dean, causing him to speak Latin (though Billy states it's Babylonian), making Brock think that Dean has become possessed.



* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', in the episode "More Smarter": Moredecai and Rigby overdose on a smart drink, and one of the side effects is that they can only speak in Latin.

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* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', in the episode "More Smarter": Moredecai Smarter", Mordecai and Rigby overdose on a smart drink, and one of the side effects is that they can only speak in Latin.



* [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Dexter]] is at one point shown with a Latin textbook, for a nice combination of this trope and NerdsLoveToughSchoolwork.

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* [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Dexter]] In ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', Dexter is at one point shown with a Latin textbook, for a nice combination of this trope and NerdsLoveToughSchoolwork.
4th Feb '16 1:59:46 PM R1ck
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* In seminary (studying to be a priest), learning Koine Greek or Hebrew is usually compulsory, so that one can read ''Literature/TheBible'' in its original language.

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* In seminary (studying to be a priest), learning Koine Greek or Hebrew is usually compulsory, so that one can read ''Literature/TheBible'' in its original language.languages.
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