Originally Posted by javyn
70 or 80% of our vocab derives from Latin.
I'm not an etmologist, but as I understand it, English is a Germanic language, where the Romance languages, i.e. Italian, French and Spanish, are considered Latin languages, hence Italians, French and Spaniards are considered Latins. At any rate my comment pertained to the fact that I grew up in Southern Indiana, but spent my whole professional career to date in Central America and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, and you are a lot mre likely to see Man Jewelry in the latter than in the former.