Latin much more tasty than acronym soup

The Romans seemed to have had no problems with it, but it then went on to become the bane of untold generations of British schoolchildren’s lives.

In more recent times, as is inevitable with the progressive dumbing-down of planet Earth, Latin forfeited its place as the key to most other European languages in exchange for a role as the gatekeeper to a ‘classical education’. Familiarity with Latin, then, became a kind of shorthand for educational elitism.

Hence the reluctance of doctors to ditch it.