More useful and useless Latin phrases : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum : One Thread

eos vidi valvas evellentes / I saw them wrenching off the doors.

Peculium dimidiatum est! / I'm cutting your allowance in half!.

hercle! equus meus est ceratus / By Hercules! my horse is waxen.

multus sanguis fluit / Much blood flows.

cogito ergo sum. (Rene Descartes French Philosopher) / I think therefore I am.

cogito ergo doleo / I think therefore I am depressed.

veni, vidi, vici (Julius Ceasar) / I came, I saw, I conquered.

vir bonus, dicendi peritus (Cato the Orator) / A good man, speaking well.

si minor plus est ergo nihil sunt omnia / If less is more therefore nothing is everything.

catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam / I have a catapult. Give me all the money, or I will fling an enormous rock at your head.

gramen artificiosum odi / I hate Astroturf.

furnulum pani nolo / I don't want a toaster.

noli me vocare, ego te vocabo / Don't call me, I'll call you.

cave ne ante ullas catapultas ambules / If I were you, I wouldn't walk in front of any catapults.

canis meus id comedit / My dog ate it.

illiud Latine dici non potest / You can't say that in Latin.

vidistine nuper imagines moventes bonas? / Seen any good movies lately?

fac ut gaudeam / Make my day.

braccae illae virides cum subucula rosea et tunica Caledonia-quam elenganter concinnatur! / Those green pants go so well with that pink shirt and the tartan jacket!

visne saltare? viam Latam Fungosam scio. Do you want to dance? I know the Funky Broadway.

re vera, potas bene. Say, you sure are drinking a lot.

utinam coniurati te in foro interficiant! May conspirators assassinate you in the mall!

utinam logica falsa tuam philosophiam totam suffodiant! May faulty logic undermine your entire philosophy!

radix lecti / Couch potato.

tam exanimis quam tunica nehru fio / I am as dead as the nehru jacket.

ubi ignes est? / Where's the fire?

semper ubi, sub ubi / Always where under where!

-- Old Git (, November 18, 1999


my wife wants to know the Latin version of "Shit Happens"

-- plonk! (, November 18, 1999.

Aut Victus, Aut Mortis - We Live, Or We Die.

-- Powder (, November 18, 1999.

Aut Victus, Aut Mortis - We Win, Or We Die.

-- Powder (, November 18, 1999.

Sorry, disregard the 1st post

-- Powder (, November 18, 1999.

Plonk, don't know. Merde occurus? BigDog?

Honi soit qui mal y pense / Evil to him who evil thinks

(Motto on British coat of arms)

-- Old Git (, November 18, 1999.

My daughter was at a meeting recently where someone was wearing a sweatshirt inscribed with a latin phrase. She was the only one who could translate it:

If you can read this you are an over-achiever.

I wish I could give you the latin translation but I'm a foriegn language under-achiever.

-- walt (, November 18, 1999.

Thanks for the laugh, OG. (Being an uneducated bum, I'll leave the translation up to you. ;-)

-- Tricia the Canuck (, November 18, 1999.

Walt, it's

Si hoc legere scis nimium eruditionis habes

-- Old Git (, November 18, 1999.

De Oppresso de Libre....To Free the Oppressed.

-- Billy-Boy (Rakkasan(and 10th GrpSF), November 19, 1999.

Damn...Try again...Minus spelling errors

De Oppresso Liber: To Free the Oppressed

-- Billy-Boy (, November 19, 1999.

Quando omni flunkus moritati/When in doubt, play dead. (pledge by members of Red Green's Possum Lodge -

-- Brooks (, November 19, 1999.

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