I haven’t posted the “word of the day” for so long.  I’ve missed it.  

I made a mistake.  I offered reasonably priced Latin and Greek classes online.  Not only were the classes reasonably priced, there is also an unconditional, no questions asked, ridiculously iron clad tuition-back guarantee.  Class not working for you?  No problem.  I will refund your tuition. All of it.  At any point during the year.

Try to find this guarantee elsewhere.  Go ahead.  I’ll wait.

Why is this a mistake?  Well, it turns out, I thought I was just being kind.  I thought I was helping mothers (usually mothers who don’t know Latin and Greek) teach their kids Latin.  But, I was wrong.  I was not helping mothers.  I was making myself popular.

Believe me, I have never been popular.  I am a loner by nature.  Didn’t mean to make myself popular.

Now I get about 100 emails a day… in Latin and Greek.

What does all this have to do with the “word of the day?”  Just this.  I am swamped.  Buried.  Plowed under.  Haven’t had time to post the “word of the day.”

Today, I will try to resurrect it.

The Latin word caput means head.  If you were to utter the phrase of the head in Latin, you would use the word capitis.  Both caput, and its genitive form capitis handed quite a few words over to the English language.

Over the next few posts, watch for the clues cap and capit.