Boris Johnson legit plures alius lingua quoniam legit Latin.
I thought this was another April Fool; some idiot reported in the Telegraph this morning calling for a halt to the teaching of Latin and Greek in schools because they 'contribute nothing to intercultural understanding'. Boris was luckily on hand for a rebuttal quote.
What utter piffle. What brain-dead tedious contemptuous base-born dung-hill cock from which clotpoll cutpurse ex-provincial polytechnic came up with this one? My Latin is dreadful I know but learning it all those years ago opened doors to rooms full of wonderful things. And knowing too that Arabic gave us zero as well as admirals, arsenals and astronomy taught me that an understanding of the roots of language is key to understanding the rich cultural and intellectual heritage of my nation.