dog Latin


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dog Latin

n
spurious or incorrect Latin

dog′ Lat`in


n.
mongrel or spurious Latin.
[1760–70]
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"Upper case is dog Latin and legalese - I don't understand that, I am an idiot to that.
Although it does make me think of a "dog Latin" tag that a solicitor used to use for female clients who came complaining about their husbands' habits: "Hogamus, Higamus, man is polygamus ( Higamus, Hogamus, woman's monogamous."
Some scholars speculate that this form of constructed language has been around since the First World War, or even earlier, under a variety of names, including Dog Latin and Hog Latin.
The drunken cleric cannot read the portas that he carries into taverns where he mumbles a disconnected muddle of dog Latin phrases that mock the Latin-rite liturgy.