Thursday, January 14, 2010

Stercus Accidit

I thought I'd try a little literary escapism today - Latin style.

What follows are some mostly non-conventional Latin phrases and their parenthesized translations. For the record, let's just say that Julius Caesar never uttered any of these.

You might want to copy some of these down to impress your friends and family members with your knowledge of the language once spoken on the iters ( streets ) and forums of ancient Rome.

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Nunc Est Bibendum - ( Now it is time to drink )

Nullus Est Instar Domus - ( There's no place like home )

Nullum Gratuitum Prandium - ( There is no free lunch )

Mater Artium Necessitas - ( Necessity is the mother of invention )

Errare Humanum Est - ( To err is human )

Noli Me Voca, Ego Te Vocabo - ( Don't call me, I'll call you )

Let's Get A Little More Cutting Edge

Braccae Tuae Aperiuntum - ( Your fly is open )

Ascendo Tuum - ( Up yours! )

Stercus Accidit - ( Shit happens )

Sit Vis Nobiscum - ( May the force be with you )

Credidi Me Felem Vidisse! - ( I tought I taw a puddy tat! )

Farrago Fatigans! - ( Thufferin' thuccotash! )

Isto Pensitaris? - ( You get paid for this crap? )

Obesa Cantavit - ( The fat lady has sung )

Osculare Pultem Meam! - ( Kiss my grits! )

Quid Agis, Medice? - ( What's up, doc? )

Pone Ubi Sol Non Lucet - ( Put it where the sun doesn't shine )

Radix Lecti - ( Couch potato )

Este Volumen In Toga, An Solum Tibi Libet Me Videre? - (Is that a scroll in your toga, or are you just happy to see me? )

Clamo, Clamatis, Omnes Clamamus Pro Glace Lactis - (I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream )

Ad Eundum Quo Nemo Ante Iit - ( To boldly go where no man has gone before )

Mihi Ignosce. Cum Homine De Cane Debeo Congredi - ( Excuse me. I've gotta see a man about a dog )

Non Gradus Anus Rodentum - ( Not worth a rat's ass )

Nil Illigitimi Carborundum - ( Don't let the bastards get you down )


( I'm Outta Here! )



Jack K. said...

I knew I should have paid more attention in Latin class. However, that was over 50 years ago, so I can cut myself some slack.

Thanks for the lesson.

e plurubus unum.

Sandee said...

I like the last group the best. I can use these much more than the first group. Bwahahahahaha.

Have a terrific day. :)

Hale McKay said...


I'm afraid it's been about the same amount of time since I sat in a class room learning or reading Latin.

Hale McKay said...


They are fun to use - IF you can remember them.

My favosite - nunc est bibendum!