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12 Feb
Easy Latin 101

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Easy Latin 101

 Vacca foeda
 Stupid cow

 Die dulci fruere.
 Have a nice day.

 Mihi ignosce. Cum homine de cane debeo congredi.
 Excuse me. I've got to see a man about a dog.

 Raptus regaliter
 Royally screwed

 Si hoc signum legere potes, operis boni in rebus Latinus alacribus et
 fructuosis potiri potes!
 If you can read this sign, you can get a good job in the fast-paced,
 high-paying world of Latin!

  Sona si Latine loqueris.
 Honk if you speak Latin.

 Ne auderis delere orbem rigidum meum!
 Don't you dare erase my hard disk!

 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.

 Sentio aliquos togatos contra me conspirare.
 I think some people in togas are plotting against me.

 Nihil curo de ista tua stulta superstitione.
 I'm not interested in your dopey religious cult.

 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?

 Nullo metro compositum est.
 It doesn't rhyme.

 Non curo. Si metrum non habet, non est poema.
 I don't care. If it doesn't rhyme, it isn't a poem.

 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 plaid 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 barbari spatium proprium tuum invadant!
 May barbarians invade your personal space!

 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

 Quo signo nata es?
 What's your sign?

 Romani quidem artem amatoriam invenerunt.
 You know, the Romans invented the art of love.

 O! Plus! Perge! Aio! Hui! Hem!
 Oh! More! Go on! Yes! Ooh! Ummm!

 Spero nos familiares mansuros.
 I hope we'll still be friends.

 Mellita, domi adsum.
 Honey, I'm home.

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

 Ventis secundis, tene cursum.
 Go with the flow.

 Totum dependeat.
 Let it all hang out.

 Te precor dulcissime supplex!
 Pretty please with a cherry on top!

 Magister Mundi sum!
 I am the Master of the Universe!

 Fac me cocleario vomere!
 Gag me with a spoon!

 Te audire no possum. Musa sapientum fixa est in aure.
 I can't hear you. I have a banana in my ear.

 Estne volumen in toga, an solum tibi libet me videre?
 Is that a scroll in your toga, or are you just happy to see me?

 Prehende uxorem meam, sis!
 Take my wife, please!

 Quantum materiae materietur marmota monax si marmota monax
 materiam possit materiari?
 How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck

 Nihil est--in vita priore ego imperator Romanus fui.
 That's nothing--in a previous life I was a Roman Emperor.

 Aio, quantitas magna frumentorum est.
 Yes, that is a very large amount of corn.

 Recedite, plebes! Gero rem imperialem!
 Stand aside plebians! I am on imperial business.

 Oblitus sum perpolire clepsydras!
 I forgot to polish the clocks!

 Vescere bracis meis.
 Eat my shorts.

 Sic faciunt omnes.
 Everyone is doing it.

 Fac ut vivas.
 Get a life.

 Anulos qui animum ostendunt omnes gestemus!
 Let's all wear mood rings!

 Insula Gilliganis
 Gilligan's Island

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