Bournemouth Council have issued guidelines banning the use of Latin expressions, particularly "when staff are writing to those whose first language may not be English". Now, forgive me my naivety, but I would have thought that the use of a non-English language, when writing to those whose first language is not English, may actually be of some benefit, setting aside the reality that many of these folk actually have a far better grasp of English than our own home-bred illiteratti. I particularly enjoyed the statement from The Campaign for Plain English, whose spokesman said "the ban might stop people confusing the Latin abbreviation e.g. with the word 'egg'". Couldn't make it up.