Favourite Latin words I have many Latin words I really like. In a science lesson once a support teacher asked me where the word "satellite" came from. Extracting the Latin dictionary from my pocket ( she was impressed!) I was amazed by the meaning! What a word.Look it up if you don't know it. Similarly, the Fritillary flower gets its name from a Latin word... most appropriate too if you know what they look like. If you are interested in gulls, their latin names often seem not to describe them well. Cachinnans, melanocephalus, ridibundus etc..all smashing words. Have others got any favourite words and why? Incidentally, did anyone notice that the recent Eurovision disaster-band scooch more or less means dull and useless in Russian?