Latin = fun

So, I’m here doing my Latin homework and we have to look up various Latin phrases and such. A few of them amused me greatly, so I’ll post them here.

Obesa cantavit – The fat lady has sung.
O! Plus! Perge! Aio! Hui! Hem! – Oh! More! Go on! Yes! Ooh! Ummm!
Optimus magister, bonus liber – The best teacher is a good book
Orbes volantes exstare – Flying saucers are real
Parva leves capiunt animas – Small things occupy light minds (small things amuse small minds)
Pistrix! Pistrix! – Shark! Shark!
Absum! – I’m outta here!
Amicule, deliciae, num is sum qui mentiar tibi? – Baby, sweetheart, would I lie to you?
Ascendo tuum – Up yours
Machina improba! Vel mihi ede potum vel mihi redde nummos meos! – You infernal machine! Give me a beverage or give me my money back!
Monstra mihi pecuniam! – Show me the money!
Musica delenit bestiam feram – Music soothes the savage beast
Nemo risum praebuit, qui ex se coepit – Nobody is laughed at, who laughs at himself. (Seneca)
Veni, Vidi, volo in domum redire – I came, I saw, I want to go home
Noli turbare circulos meos! – Don’t upset my calculations! (Archimedes)

my favorite:
Nolite id cogere, cape malleum majorem – Don’t force it, get a bigger hammer


One comment

  1. Ah, Latin is fun. I want to learn Latin. I like the Seneca quote, though. And the “I came, I saw, I want to go home” quote greatly amused me. It’s like Caesar but better lol.

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