Friday, December 1, 2006



Jimmy Akin has a really cool handy list of Latin phrases, many of which can apply to everyday life here in America. Hat tip to our good neighbor and friend Domini Sumus, who has given her favorites from the list.

Following Domini Sumus' footsteps, here are my favorites from Jimmy's list:

After a few drinks:
Ecce hora! Uxor mea me necabit!
Look at the time! My wife will kill me!

Being a Red Sox fan and being 10 years old when American League pitchers no longer batted in the regular season:
Lex clavatoris designati rescindenda est.
The designated hitter rule has got to go.

This might explain why the Red Sox don't do so well when they play at the Metrodome (Twins' home park):
Gramen artificiosum odi.
I hate Astroturf.

An old favorite tongue-twister in English is almost as twisty in Latin:
Quantum materiae materietur marmota monax si marmota monax materiam posit materiari?
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

Got a horn?
Sona si Latine loqueris.
Honk if you speak Latin.

And when you really gotta go...
Mihi ignosce. Cum homine de cane debeo congredi.
Excuse me. I've got to see a man about a dog.

For all you Dirty Harry buffs:
Fac ut gaudeam.
Make my day.

Maybe I'll say this in closing the next confrontation I have with someone:
Utinam barbari spatium proprium tuum invadant!
May barbarians invade your personal space!

Or this, if some clown wishes me "happy holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas":
Utinam coniurati te in foro interficiant!
May conspirators assassinate you in the mall!

Or this, in a heated debate with someone who thinks liturgical dance and/or hootenanny music is good for Mass:
Utinam logica falsa tuam philosophiam totam suffodiant!
May faulty logic undermine your entire philosophy!

Glued to the TV:
Radix lecti
Couch potato

And following the classic TV line:
Mellita, domi adsum.
Honey, I'm home.

The kiddies beg:
Te precor dulcissime supplex!
Pretty please with a cherry on top!

This one is so 80's:
Fac me cocleario vomere!
Gag me with a spoon!

This one is so 70's:
Anulos qui animum ostendunt omnes gestemus!
Let's all wear mood rings!

What you blog readers may sometimes tell us bloggers (and we bloggers may sometimes tell a blog critic):
Fac ut vivas.
Get a life.



Puff the Magic Dragon said...

I Like this from the link below.
It also has the mood rings one.

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


DominiSumus said...

Congrats on #900

Brian Michael Page said...

LOL thank you. :)