I thought it was funny... by raistlin (Page 1 of 2)


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raistlin
... but then, I would, wouldn't I? ;)

A District Judge at my Court is convinced that the Latin phrase, 'sic transit gloria mundi' is actually a message left for a garage mechanic reminding him that Gloria's broken down van is in for repair next week.

It made me wonder what other well known Latin phrases might be open to misinterpretation ;)

No? Oh well, please yerself. :gmc:
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Posted 06 Sep 2010, 19:41 #1 

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raistlin wrote:... but then, I would, wouldn't I? ;)

A District Judge at my Court is convinced that the Latin phrase, 'sic transit gloria mundi' is actually a message left for a garage mechanic reminding him that Gloria's broken down van is in for repair next week.

It made me wonder what other well known Latin phrases might be open to misinterpretation ;)

No? Oh well, please yerself. :gmc:

Yes, you would. Have to admit I did too.

But then I had to go and look up your "well known latin phrase" to see what it does actually mean. :gmc:
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Posted 06 Sep 2010, 19:52 #2 

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raistlin
Be fair Chris ;) I didn't actually say that 'sic transit gloria mundi' was well known ;) :gmc:
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Posted 06 Sep 2010, 21:37 #3 

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Ragman
Yep = amused me!

Posted 06 Sep 2010, 22:20 #4 

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MrB
No latin phrase is well known to me..... :gmc:

I hear philistine and heathen being muttered.........
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Posted 06 Sep 2010, 22:56 #5 

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MrB wrote:I hear philistine and heathen being muttered.........


Absolutely...NOT. I'm truly sorry if it appeared that way :( :gmc:

Latin is an archaic and, some would say, eccentric interest of mine so no such inference intended mate :)

I know some people on another forum are insecure with my use of Latin but that's their problem ;)
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Posted 07 Sep 2010, 06:59 #6 

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Bermudan 75
I did Latin at my prep school during the 1960's. I found it much easier than French, what I could never quite understand was being taught in history about all of the English victories against the French and then the next lesson would be French :confused:

If we beat then that often, they, should have learnt English so I would not have to learn French !

Still amazed how much Latin and French that I can still remember after all these years.

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Posted 07 Sep 2010, 10:45 #7 

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Pedro
My old Latin master (and he was very old) used to like quoting: 'Caesar adsum iam forte Brutus aderat' and 'Brutus sic in omnibus.' Neither of these is 'proper' Latin. The only genuine Latin phrase I can think of which is open to misinterpretation is 'Fiat lux' which strangely does not refer to an Italian car company's top of the range model.
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Posted 07 Sep 2010, 11:47 #8 

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Duncan
It's all Greek to me. :gmc:

French and German, plus the odd bit of Polish I can cope with. OH remembers some Latin, though.
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Posted 07 Sep 2010, 12:08 #9 

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ceedy
eek? latin.

I can just remember amo, amas, amat, amamus, amatis, amant , first year of grammar school..

thats my lot ..now !!

AMO my Zt :gmc:

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Posted 07 Sep 2010, 12:34 #10 

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Bermudan 75
ceedy wrote:eek? latin.

I can just remember amo, amas, amat, amamus, amatis, amant , first year of grammar school..

thats my lot ..now !!

AMO my Zt :gmc:

Chris


or collectively, 75/ZT amamus

:cheers:
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Posted 07 Sep 2010, 13:39 #11 


Lightpainter
When I was an apprentice we always used that well known Latin phrase,

Illigitamas non carderundem!

Posted 07 Sep 2010, 16:34 #12 

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raistlin wrote:
MrB wrote:I hear philistine and heathen being muttered.........


Absolutely...NOT. I'm truly sorry if it appeared that way :( :gmc:

Latin is an archaic and, some would say, eccentric interest of mine so no such inference intended mate :)

I know some people on another forum are insecure with my use of Latin but that's their problem ;)

Grrrr the written word is so easy to be misconstrued....

I was taking the mick out of myself, was in no way offended.

I wish I knew a little Latin etc.... love your little Latin phrases and going off to find out what they mean.

So keep em coming :thumbsup:
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Posted 08 Sep 2010, 11:16 #13 

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raistlin
MrB wrote:So keep em coming :thumbsup:


Cheers Chris. I'm a little paranoid I suppose, not wanting to be the cause of 'Anti-Latin Mafia' as I apparently was elsewhere ;)
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Posted 08 Sep 2010, 11:53 #14 

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Duncan
raistlin wrote:'Anti-Latin Mafia'


Contradiction in terms?
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Posted 08 Sep 2010, 12:04 #15 

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raistlin
Duncan wrote:
raistlin wrote:'Anti-Latin Mafia'


Contradiction in terms?


Smart arse ;)
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Posted 08 Sep 2010, 12:19 #16 

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Bernard
Lots of interlektewels on here! Weave bean edukated. :gmc:
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Posted 08 Sep 2010, 12:27 #17 

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JohnDotCom
My favourite and still use to this day is,

"aut viam inveniam aut faciam"

but for Paul it must be:

"legum servi sumus ut liberi esse possimus" ;) :gmc:

A Old favourite hardly seen nowadays.
absentem laedit cum ebrio qui litigat - (To quarrel with a drunk is to wrong a man who is not even there.)
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Posted 08 Sep 2010, 14:27 #18 

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raistlin
One from school days:-

'In loco parentis' - My dad's an engine driver.
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Posted 08 Sep 2010, 15:08 #19 

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Bernard
I remember us all sniggering when conjugating the verb 'duco'. :gmc:

Typical behaviour from 11 year old boys, I guess and with hindsight, a bit of provocation from the teacher. ;)
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Posted 08 Sep 2010, 16:15 #20 


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