Friday, April 4, 2014

My Dictionaries Word of the Day: DE MORTUIS NIL NISI BONUM

DE MORTUIS NIL NISI BONUM (day MOR too-is nill NEE see BOE num)

"Say nothing but good of the dead." Neat way to imply that something good to say would be hard to find. Especially useful in discussing one's family.

from The Phrase-Dropper's Handbook by John T. Beaudouin & Everett Mattlin

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