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10 Latin Phrases People Pretend to Understand

10 Latin Phrases People Pretend to Understand

By Kevin FlemingWhether you're deciphering a cryptic state seal or trying to impress your Catholic in-laws, knowing some Latin has its advantages. We'll start you off with 10 phrases that have survived the hatchet men of time (in all their pretentious glory). Caveat Emptor // \"Let the buyer beware\"Before money-back guarantees and 20-year warranties, caveat emptor was indispensable advice for the consumer. Quid Pro Quo // \"This for that\"Given that quid pro quo refers to a deal or trade, it's no wonder the Brits nicknamed their almighty pound the \"quid.\" And if you give someone some quid, you're going to expect some quo.

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