Thursday, March 15, 2007

In Honor of the Ides of March, I Give You "Completely Useless Latin Phrases 101"

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

May you always misuse the subjunctive!
Utinam modo subiunctivo semper male utaris!

My dog ate it.
Canis meus id comedit.

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

Oh yeah? Your mother!
Itane? Tua mater!

If you can read this, you are both very well educated and much too close.
Si hoc legere potes, et liberaliter educatus et nimis propinquus ades.

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