From a column in the Hub:

I'm eternally jealous of people who were forced to learn Latin in school (or, goodness help them, ancient Greek), because despite what was doubtless a childhood fraught with things they'll be explaining to $40/hour therapists for years, today they have Herculean powers of deduction in figuring out what a word they've never heard might mean ("Herculean" = "less chubby than Herc"). Plus, they are amazing spellers.