September 1, 2004
The Vatican has come up with some new Latin descriptions that have not received a universal welcome. Elizabeth Day reports from London.
As the iuvenis voluptarius might say: "Put on your brevissimae bracae femineae and let's go to the taberna nocturna and drink some vinum rubrum Burdigalense."
The Vatican has helpfully produced a new lexicon of modern words in Latin, providing translations for such non-classical terms as playboy, hotpants, nightclub and merlot. ...