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Tuesday, December 5

Latin phrases II

Courtesy of G'day Mate:

Seeing as there were no complaints, let's have some more useful Latin phrases, starting with the phrase that could be useful for any girlfriend of Tom Cruise:
Nihil curo de ista tua stulta superstitione.
I am not interested in your dopey religious cult.

A fronte praecipitium a tergo lupi.
Between a rock and a hard place.
(Lit. "Between a precipice and the wolves.")

Ad praesens ova cras pullis sunt meliora.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
(Lit. "An egg today is better than a chicken tomorrow.")

Animadvertistine, ubicumque stes, fumum recta in faciem ferri?
Ever noticed how wherever you stand, the smoke goes right into your face?

Aspice, officio fungeris sine spe honoris amplioris.
Face it, you are stuck in a dead end job.

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

Cave canem, te necet lingendo.
Beware of the dog, he may lick you to death.

Draco dormiens numquam titillandus.
Never tickle a sleeping dragon.

Feles mala! Cur cista non uteris? Stramentum novum in ea posui.
Bad kitty! Why don't you use the cat box? I put new litter in it.

Hocine bibo aut in eum digitos insero?
Do I drink this or stick my fingers in it?

Neutiquam erro.
I am not lost.

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

Quomodo cogis comas tuas sic videri?
How do you get your hair to do that?

Tempus fugit utrum ludus necne.
Time flies whether you are having fun or not.

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

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