Word of the Day

Monday, August 25, 2014

Homo Italiens

In a weekly magazine, a Czech woman living for more than fifteen years in Italy describes Italian men under a heading she calls Homo Italiens. It is obviously based on Homo sapiens, but there is no such word in Latin (it would be Italicus), and what is worse: Homo Italiens means homo(sexual) of Italy in German.

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