1.Although "declension" and "clench" are not etymogically related, you know they're related.
2.While your friends in other language classes are learning the vocabulary for "family," you are learning the vocabulary for "losing your entire family as you flee a city the enemy soldiers have set on fire."
3.You're not sure whether you feel comfortable saying "so" without a subsequent "that."
4.Someone in your elementary Latin class wanted to be called "Magnus." It was a little weird.
5.Aqueducts are glorious.
6.It was exquisitely painful to find out you should have been memorizing those supine forms all along, but your asshole Latin teacher didn't bother to tell you.
7.J.K. Rowling is doing a lot for your street cred.
8.Monks are jerks.
9.He's Vergil in public and Vergilius when you're alone with a copy of the Aeneid and your dog-eared dictionary.
10.It's bewildering when an older person conjugates "amo, amare" for you. Why did this person feel compelled to conjugate?
11.Some people think of punctuation as a hassle, but you think of it as a luxury.
13.You cringe a little when people say "per se."
14.Oh, cool, another person just told you you'll be able to talk to the pope.
15.You have an opinion about Caesar as a writer, and it is not a very high one.
16.I'm sorry, what did you say? Ellipsis?
17.Scores of people will ask you why you study "a dead language."