IS HOW YOU SAY MY NEW FAVORITE LATIN PHRASE
|Ladies think it's sexy when you speak Latin
Of course it isn't true, but what does it have to do with anything? Both Dem presidents were in office for eight years and had very lucrative book deals. Both were also civil servants before taking the highest office. Also, why are we talking about this when we were just talking about Russia?!?!!?
LUCUS A NON LUCENDO!!!!
Lucus a non lucendo literally means it's not a dark grove in that it is not lighted. It's an absurd little joke because grove is called lucus only because there's no light there, but lucus looks like it's related to the word lucere (to shine). It's related to parum luceat, meaning it doesn't shine being darkened by shade.
HOW CAN I USE THIS TERM?
Well, you can use it in place of non sequitur if you want and don't mind spell check putting red lines under lucus a non lucendo. Or you can use it for any absurdity. You can use it place of bullshit and make yourself sound super smart. I think you can also use in place of oxymoron, but I can't find anything online that will tell me that's actually acceptable, but who cares? It's Latin. You can do whatever you want to do with it when speaking English.
But I'm going to scream it every time we're talking about Donald Trump and someone says "what about Hillary Clinton?"
I'm going to scream it every time someone says "All lives matter" when we're talking about Black Lives Matter
I'm going to scream it at "Fake News."
And any time someone says something about how it's snowing so there's no such thing as humans affecting the climate, I'm gonna whip it out:
Lucus a non lucendo.
Right now it's on Merriam-Webster's bottom 20% in popularity. I'm going to bring that number up!