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Fun Latin phrases
« on: April 09, 2007, 11:24:am »
Ad eundum quo nemo ante iit.
To boldly go where no man has gone before.

Antiquis temporibus, nati tibi similes in rupibus vntosissimis exponebantur ad necem.
In the good old days, children like you were left to perish on windswept crags.

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

Clamo, clamatis, omnes clamamus pro glace lactis.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.

Cum catapulatae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscript catapultas habebunt.
When catapults are outlawed, only outlaws will have catapults.

Purgamentum init, exit purgamentum.
Garbage in, garbage out.

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!

Sola lingua bona est lingua mortua.
The only good language is a dead language.

Vah! Denuone Latine loquebar? Me ineptum. Interdum modo elabitur
Oh! Was I speaking Latin again? Silly me. Sometimes it just sort of slips out.

Die dulci fruere!
Have a nice day!
Sit vis tecum.
May the force be with you.


Fun Latin phrases
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2007, 12:03:pm »

Q. Cur gallina per viam transire maluit?
 R. Ut in altera parte viae ambularet


Q. Why did the chicken cross the road?
 A. To get to the other side.


Ventis secundis, tene cursum.
Go with the flow.


In curro meo ab Officina Baiuoaria Mechanica fabricato habeo machinam quae litteras per aethera transmittit.
I have a fax machine in my BMW.


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


Heia, comes, num aliquid agitur?
Hey, you got a problem, pal?

Quando prandimus?
What time is lunch?

Tam diu minime visu!

Long time no see!

Vale, lacerte!
See you later, alligator!

Cogito ergo doleo.
 I think therefore I am depressed.
 Sona si Latine loqueris.
 Honk if you speak Latin.
 Ne auderis delere orbem rigidum meum!

 Don't you dare erase my hard disk!

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

Non possum credere me totum edisse.
 I can't believe I ate the whole thing.  
 Puto vos esse molestissimos.
 I think that you are very annoying.  
Tua consilia omnia nobis clariora sunt quam lux. Tu delenda est.
All your plans are clearer than light to us. You must be destroyed.

Quo usque tandem abutere patentia nostra?
 How long are you going to abuse our patience?
 Si hoc legere scis, nimis eruditionis habes.

 If you can read this, you are overeducated.
 Ille sine toga per viam curret.
 That man is running through the street without a toga.
 Ecce potestas casei.
 Behold the power of cheese.
 Ubi est bibula?
 Where's the beef?

Cave canem

Beware of the dog.

Ecce hora! Uxor mea me necabit!
Look at the time! My wife will kill me!


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


Caesar si viveret, ad remum dareris.
If Caesar were alive, you'd be chained to an oar.


Da mihi sis bubulae frustum assae, solana tuberosa in modo Gallico fricta, ac quassum lactatum coagulatum crassum.
Give me a hamburger, french fries, and a thick shake.


Da mihi crustum Etruscum cum omnibus in eo.
Give me a pizza with everything on it!


Braccae tuae aperiuntur
Your fly is open


In dentibus anticis frustum magnum spiniciae habes.
You have a big piece of spinach on your front teeth


Non eravi perniciose!
I did not commit a fatal error!


Interdum feror cupidine partium magnarum Europae vincendarum
Sometimes I get this urge to conquer large parts of Europe


Canism meus id comedit
My dog ate it


Sane ego te vocavi. Forsitan capedictum tuum desit.
I did call. Maybe your answering machine is broken.


Carrus meus se movere noluit
My car wouldn't start


Hostes alienigieni me abduxerunt. Qui annus est?
I was kidnapped by aliens. What year is it?

Adiutorium nostrum in Nomine Domini Qui fecit caelum et terram.
Implere ruinas.
If the liberals don't hate you, you're doing something wrong.


Fun Latin phrases
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2007, 07:06:pm »
Quote from: kmomto6
Ad eundum quo nemo ante iit.
To boldly go where no man has gone before.

Or maybe "Ibi fortiter ire, ubi nemo prius iit"?

Oh, dear! That reminds me of my kids' renditions of episode titles from Star Trek--I mean, Expeditio inter Stellas:

Urbs in Margine Aeternitatis.
The City on the Edge of Forever.

Citra Paradisum.
This Side of Paradise.

Cras Est Heri.
Tomorrow Is Yesterday.

Aequilibrium Terroris.
Balance of Terror.

Inimicus Intus.
The Enemy Within.

Diabolus in Tenebrae.
The Devil in the Dark.

Itinerarium Mandatum Misericordiae.
Errand of Mercy.

Pars Actionis.
A Piece of the Action.

Parvum Bellum Privatum.
A Private Little War.

Dies Columbae.
The Day of the Dove.

And, of course ...
Pan et Circenses.
Bread and Circuses.

But NOT:
Navarchus Stellarum Ecclesiae Reformatae Scotiae.
Captain Kirk.


Don McMaster
Jesus, meek and humble of Heart, make our hearts like unto Thine.
Cessent iurgia maligna, cessent lites; et in medio nostri sit Christus Deus!
Pray for the salvation of the ignorant, and the conversion of huge numbers of sinners!

Yes, I too have a blog--A Blog of Two Popes: St. Pius X, Bl. John XXIII
Updated 2009 May 3


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Fun Latin phrases
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2007, 08:38:pm »
Let's not forget the Fisheaters Favorite:
Morsus mihi
Bite me


Fun Latin phrases
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2007, 09:00:pm »
No one's sharing the site's URL.
Arreptisque Nadab et Abiu, filii Aaron, turibulis posuerunt ignem et incensum desuper, offerentes coram Domino ignem alienum quod eis praeceptum non erat.  Egressusque ignis a Domino devoravit eos et mortui sunt coram Domino.  Loose Translation:  Don't monkey around with the Mass.

Quote from: ggreg
Since Southern Californians are wacko anyway...

Mr. Cole's Axiom: The sum of the intelligence on the planet is a constant; the population is growing.

Nemo ante mortem beatus dicendus.


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Fun Latin phrases
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2007, 12:14:pm »
These are great! Someone should memorize a bunch and call up Sean Hannity, then  everyone could see how much  Latin he learned when  he studied at the "seminary".
“Our Earth is degenerate in these later days; there are signs that the world is speedily coming to an end; bribery and corruption are common; children no longer obey their parents; every man wants to write a book and the end of the world is evidently approaching.”

 - An Assyrian clay tablet dating to around 2800 B.C.

If you think it's the end of the world, you're not the first.  But hey, eventually someone will be right.


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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2007, 12:30:pm »
But NOT:
Navarchus Stellarum Ecclesiae Reformatae Scotiae.
Captain Kirk.


I had to look at that for a few seconds before I remembered the Scottish term and it made sense

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