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"Quidquid Latine dictum sit altum viditur"

Postby Keesa » Fri Nov 21, 2003 2:11 pm

Probably most of you have already gotten this through the round of forwards that flood the world, but I thought it was cute; my brother sent me an email with the following "Latin phrases." (I wonder how many of them the ancient Romans actually used?) :lol:

Latin Phrases for all occasions


Impress your friends and relatives, talk to them in Latin. Remember:
"quidquid latine dictum sit altum viditur" (anything said in Latin sounds profound).
Note: these quotes have been collected from a variety of sources, all apparently in the public domain, on the internet.

Imus ad magum Ozi videndum, magum Ozi mirum mirissimum.
We are going to see the wizard, the wonderful wizard of Oz.

Noster populus facit discrepantiam.
Our people make the difference.

Solum potestis prohibere ignes silvarum.
Only you are can prevent forest fires.

Fac ut gaudeam.
Make my day.

Sola lingua bona est lingua mortua.
The only good language is a dead language.

Ad eundum quo nemo ante iit.
To boldly go where no man has gone before.

Postatem obscuri lateris nescitis.
You do not know the power of the dark side.

Sit vis nobiscum.
May the force be with you.

Quaeso esto meus vicinus.
Please won't you be my neighbor.

Clamo, clamatis, omnes clamamus pro glace lactis.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.

Magnus frater spectat te...
Big Brother is watching you....

Monstra mihi pecuniam!
Show me the money!

Habetis bona deum.
Have a nice day.

Die dulci fruere.
Have a nice day.

Si hoc signum legere potes, operis boni in rebus Latinus alacribus et fructuosis potiri potes!
If you can read this sign, you can get a good job in the fast-paced, high-paying world of Latin!

Sona si Latine loqueris.
Honk if you speak Latin.

Ne auderis delere orbem rigidum meum!
Don't you dare erase my hard disk!

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

Furnulum pani nolo.
I don't want a toaster.

Sentio aliquos togatos contra me conspirare.
I think some people in togas are plotting against me.

Noli me vocare, ego te vocabo.
Don't call me, I'll call you.

Cave ne ante ullas catapultas ambules.
If I were you, I wouldn't walk in front of any catapults.

Canis meus id comedit.
My dog ate it.

Illiud Latine dici non potest.
You can't say that in Latin.

Vidistine nuper imagines moventes bonas?
Seen any good movies lately?

Nullo metro compositum est.
It doesn't rhyme.

Non curo. Si metrum non habet, non est poema.
I don't care. If it doesn't rhyme, it isn't a poem.

Braccae illae virides cum subucula rosea et tunica Caledonia-quam elenganter concinnatur!
Those green pants go so well with that pink shirt and the plaid jacket!

Visne saltare? Viam Latam Fungosam scio.
Do you want to dance? I know the Funky Broadway.

Re vera, potas bene.
Say, you sure are drinking a lot.

Utinam barbari spatium proprium tuum invadant!
May barbarians invade your personal space!

Utinam coniurati te in foro interficiant!
May conspirators assassinate you in the mall!

Utinam logica falsa tuam philosophiam totam suffodiant!
May faulty logic undermine your entire philosophy!

Radix lecti
Couch potato

Romani quidem artem amatoriam invenerunt.
You know, the Romans invented the art of love.

Spero nos familiares mansuros.
I hope we'll still be friends.

Mellita, domi adsum.
Honey, I'm home.

Tam exanimis quam tunica nehru fio.
I am as dead as the nehru jacket.

Ventis secundis, tene cursum.
Go with the flow.

Te precor dulcissime supplex!
Pretty please with a cherry on top!

Magister Mundi sum!
I am the Master of the Universe!

Fac me cocleario vomere!
Gag me with a spoon!

Te audire no possum. Musa sapientum fixa est in aure.
I can't hear you. I have a banana in my ear.

Prehende uxorem meam, sis!
Take my wife, please!

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

Nihil est--in vita priore ego imperator Romanus fui.
That's nothing--in a previous life I was a Roman Emperor.

Aio, quantitas magna frumentorum est.
Yes, that is a very large amount of corn.

Recedite, plebes! Gero rem imperialem!
Stand aside plebians! I am on imperial business.

Oblitus sum perpolire clepsydras!
I forgot to polish the clocks!

Sic faciunt omnes.
Everyone is doing it.

Vacca foeda
Stupid cow

Fac ut vivas.
Get a life.

Anulos qui animum ostendunt omnes gestemus!
Let's all wear mood rings!

Insula Gilliganis
Gilligan's Island

Lege atque lacrima.
Read 'em and weep

Stultus est sicut stultus facit.
Stupid is as stupid does.

Cum catapultae proscriptae erat, tum soli proscript catapultas habeunt.
If catapaults are outlawed, then only outlaws will only have catapaults.

Non calor sed umor est qui nobis incommodat.
It's not the heat, it's the humidity.

Di! Ecce hora! Uxor mea me necabit!
God, look at the time! My wife will kill me!

Lex clavatoris designati rescindenda est.
The designated hitter rule has got to go.

Caesar si viveret, ad remum dareris.
If Caesar were alive, you'd be chained to an oar.

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

Vacca, vacca, vacca. (fozzie bear)
Cow, cow, cow.

Id est mihi, id non est tibi!
It is mine, not yours!

Tempus incognitum.
Time unknown.

Labera lege...
Read my lips...

Credo Elvem etiam vivere.
I believe Elvis lives.

Si hoc legere scis, nimium eruditionis habes.
If you can read this, you have too much education.

Si tu id aeficas, ei venient. Ager Somnia
If you build it, they will come. Field of Dreams

Cogito, ergo sum.
I think, therefore I am.

Sum, ergo edo.
I am, therefore I eat.

Cogito, ergo doleo.
I think, therefore I am depressed.

Cogito sumere potum alterum.
I think I’ll have another drink.

Duc, sequere, aut de via decede.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.

Paucis verbis, quid est deconstructionismus?
What, in a nutshell, is deconstructionism?

Qualem blennum!
What a doofus!

Lagunculae leydianae non accedunt.
Batteries not included.

Hoc nomen meum verum non est.
This isn’t my real name.

Revera linguam latinam vix cognovi.
I don’t really know all that much Latin.

Ubi est mea anaticula cumminosa?
Where’s my rubber ducky?

Volo anaticulam cumminosam meam!
I want my rubber ducky!

Wal*mart. Semper.
Wal*mart. Always.
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Postby mariek » Fri Nov 21, 2003 4:58 pm

That's great Keesa. :lol: Thanks for sharing...
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Postby Emma_85 » Fri Nov 21, 2003 5:33 pm

Braccae illae virides cum subucula rosea et tunica Caledonia-quam elenganter concinnatur!
Those green pants go so well with that pink shirt and the plaid jacket!


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Postby tadwelessar » Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:03 pm

Where did your brother find this phrases?
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Postby Keesa » Fri Nov 21, 2003 11:02 pm

A friend emailed them to him; he passed them on to me because he knew 1) I liked funny things, and 2) I was studying Latin. I have no idea where his friend got them from...
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Postby Episcopus » Sun Nov 23, 2003 5:44 pm

Shouldn't it be videtur? "Whatever be said in Latin seems deep" or is it another verb...i.e to sound :lol:
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Postby Skylax » Sun Nov 23, 2003 6:59 pm

Right : videtur, from video, to see, passive also "to seem".
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Postby Episcopus » Sun Nov 23, 2003 7:02 pm

Jurassic park.

Quicumque male latinam linguam loquatur ab episcopo interficiatur.

Haec verba videntur esse pulcherrima :o

Sit vis nobiscum.
May the force be with you.

Are you sure about that? :wink:
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Postby benissimus » Mon Nov 24, 2003 3:37 am

It should be vobiscum. The Latin is pretty good but someone made a lot of spelling errors.
flebile nescio quid queritur lyra, flebile lingua murmurat exanimis, respondent flebile ripae
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Postby Kasper » Mon Nov 24, 2003 3:43 am

I'd prefer the force to be with us. :wink:
“Cum ego verbo utar,” Humpty Dumpty dixit voce contempta, “indicat illud quod optem – nec plus nec minus.”
“Est tamen rogatio” dixit Alice, “an efficere verba tot res indicare possis.”
“Rogatio est, “Humpty Dumpty responsit, “quae fiat magister – id cunctum est.”
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Postby Episcopus » Mon Nov 24, 2003 5:25 pm

timeo ut verba haec vera sint :(
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salve

Postby latinmeghan » Wed Nov 26, 2003 3:28 pm

Salve! Gratias tibi ago propter dandum haec verba. Gaudium mihi tulerunt. :lol:
Notate bene:
Hic est error. :shock: Dixisti: "Imus ad magum Ozi videndum, magum Ozi mirum mirissimum." Dicendum est, "Imus ad magnum Ozi vedendum, magnum..."
Deus tibi sit!
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Postby benissimus » Wed Nov 26, 2003 3:34 pm

Video -> Videndum
Vedeo ? Vedendum?

Pax vobiscum!
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