Who’s the Ass here?

There are many reasons why reading Latin for ‘false friends’ (words which sound like something familiar in your native language, but are actually not!) is a bad habit, but I find that it can be encouraging for people still warming up to Latin to feel like they already have a start. Etymologically, Ademar’s Latin will be a little closer to modern loan-word usage than something from Horace, but the practicality of this approach is open for debate!