Textkit Logo

Word-a-Day Latin Calendars

Here's where you can discuss all things Latin. Use this board to ask questions about grammar, discuss learning strategies, get translation help and more!

Moderator: thesaurus

Word-a-Day Latin Calendars

Postby mariek » Wed Aug 20, 2003 3:47 pm

Do any of you have one of these calendars just for fun? I'm talking about those desk calendars with the pages you have to tear off each day; and on each page they give you a Latin word or phrase.<br /><br />I'm just curious. It's almost 2004! They have these calendars for all sorts of things. I even saw one which gives you origami folding instructions for something different each day. I've never kept one of these types of calendars for the full calendar year. I'd always start off on a roll, and then get lazy about tearing off the pages... then I'm always stuck in March or April for the rest of the year.
User avatar
mariek
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 1387
Joined: Mon Jul 07, 2003 11:19 pm
Location: California

Re:Word-a-Day Latin Calendars

Postby klewlis » Wed Aug 20, 2003 4:11 pm

I'd love to have a latin one...<br /><br />those calendars are great to keep at your office desk, because the pages make great notepaper later on... I used to read the Far Side one religiously at my old job...<br /><br />I'm pretty sure latin one exist, but not sure how hard they are to locate.
User avatar
klewlis
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 1602
Joined: Tue Jul 29, 2003 1:48 pm
Location: Vancouver, Canada

Re:Word-a-Day Latin Calendars

Postby MDS » Wed Aug 20, 2003 4:25 pm

They do exist, I know Chapters is getting huge shipments of them into the stores in a couple weeks or so. You can also pick them up at most card stores or (duh) a calendar store.<br /><br />The producer ships globally too (I sent a friend one last year who lives in Nepal). And of course there's always ebay, amazon and the like....
MDS
Textkit Fan
 
Posts: 209
Joined: Sat Aug 16, 2003 4:04 am
Location: Pickering, Ontario, Canada

Re:Word-a-Day Latin Calendars

Postby mariek » Wed Aug 20, 2003 6:10 pm

[quote author=klewlis link=board=3;threadid=515;start=0#4514 date=1061395881]those calendars are great to keep at your office desk, because the pages make great notepaper later on... I used to read the Far Side one religiously at my old job... [/quote]<br /><br />I love the Far Side!<br /><br />So were you good about tearing off each page every day until the end of the year?
User avatar
mariek
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 1387
Joined: Mon Jul 07, 2003 11:19 pm
Location: California

Re:Word-a-Day Latin Calendars

Postby klewlis » Wed Aug 20, 2003 6:21 pm

yes<br /><br />and i was also good at making sure that other people in the office didn't read ahead. ;)
User avatar
klewlis
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 1602
Joined: Tue Jul 29, 2003 1:48 pm
Location: Vancouver, Canada

Re:Word-a-Day Latin Calendars

Postby bingley » Thu Aug 21, 2003 2:19 am

Thus making sure everybody stopped by your desk every day?
bingley
Textkit Enthusiast
 
Posts: 640
Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2003 10:04 am
Location: Jakarta

Re:Word-a-Day Latin Calendars

Postby mariek » Thu Aug 21, 2003 2:35 am

[quote author=bingley link=board=3;threadid=515;start=0#4557 date=1061432349]<br />Thus making sure everybody stopped by your desk every day?<br />[/quote]<br />I thought it was the candy jar on the desk that lured 'em in... ;D
User avatar
mariek
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 1387
Joined: Mon Jul 07, 2003 11:19 pm
Location: California

Re:Word-a-Day Latin Calendars

Postby Lumen_et_umbra » Thu Aug 21, 2003 2:50 am

Others seem to deride those with word-a-day calendars (But how else is one to learn words? Is it nerdy to know how to communicate with others?!) If I were you, in order to escape derision, I would sit down by the fire with a nice dictionary and cram words into your head (much less nerdy!). ;)<br /><br />
phpbb
Lumen_et_umbra
Textkit Member
 
Posts: 143
Joined: Mon Aug 11, 2003 1:12 am
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Re:Word-a-Day Latin Calendars

Postby klewlis » Thu Aug 21, 2003 4:25 am

[quote author=mariek link=board=3;threadid=515;start=0#4559 date=1061433320]<br />[quote author=bingley link=board=3;threadid=515;start=0#4557 date=1061432349]<br />Thus making sure everybody stopped by your desk every day?<br />[/quote]<br />I thought it was the candy jar on the desk that lured 'em in... ;D<br />[/quote]<br /><br /><br />I had the candy jar AND a little couch.... so I got lots of visitors. It was at a college where I was programming so I had lots of weary students come in and chat too, which was great.<br /><br />The Far Side calendar was in a common area so my whole office read it ;)
User avatar
klewlis
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 1602
Joined: Tue Jul 29, 2003 1:48 pm
Location: Vancouver, Canada

Re:Word-a-Day Latin Calendars

Postby Magistra » Sat Aug 23, 2003 2:25 am

The Latin "Word-A-Day"-type calendars have traditionally been full of mistakes. Who knows what 2004 will bring?<br /><br />Caveat emptor!<br /><br />Magistra
phpbb
Magistra
Textkit Member
 
Posts: 129
Joined: Sun May 04, 2003 12:42 pm

Re:Word-a-Day Latin Calendars

Postby mariek » Sun Aug 24, 2003 7:39 am

[quote author=Magistra link=board=3;threadid=515;start=0#4744 date=1061605526]<br />The Latin "Word-A-Day"-type calendars have traditionally been full of mistakes. Who knows what 2004 will bring?<br /><br />Caveat emptor!<br /><br />Magistra<br />[/quote]<br />Thanks for letting us know. Then perhaps these calendars aren't such a good idea then. <br /><br />I think th Living Language people come out with French, Spanish, Italian, etc Word-a-Day calendars. Perhaps they also have a Latin one? If so, I would think that a language-oriented company like that would check everything to make sure it's accurate.
User avatar
mariek
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 1387
Joined: Mon Jul 07, 2003 11:19 pm
Location: California

Re:Word-a-Day Latin Calendars

Postby benissimus » Sun Aug 24, 2003 9:37 pm

You could say that they are useless, but they might also be a good exercise for correcting erroneous Latin ;o You find incorrect Latin all over the place in newspapers and other publications, so why, I ask you all, must you scorn the Calendar?!<br /><br /></rant>
flebile nescio quid queritur lyra, flebile lingua murmurat exanimis, respondent flebile ripae
User avatar
benissimus
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 2733
Joined: Mon May 12, 2003 4:32 am
Location: Berkeley, California

Re:Word-a-Day Latin Calendars

Postby Keesa » Sun Aug 24, 2003 10:19 pm

[quote author=mariek link=board=3;threadid=515;start=0#4804 date=1061710743]<br />Thanks for letting us know. Then perhaps these calendars aren't such a good idea then. <br /><br />I think th Living Language people come out with French, Spanish, Italian, etc Word-a-Day calendars. Perhaps they also have a Latin one? If so, I would think that a language-oriented company like that would check everything to make sure it's accurate.<br />[/quote]<br /><br />Just a question-and I certainly don't want to offend Episcopus-but...would a group called Living Languages publish calendars in Latin? <br /><br />Just a thought. <br /><br />Keesa
phpbb
Keesa
Textkit Zealot
 
Posts: 1108
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2003 10:59 pm

Re:Word-a-Day Latin Calendars

Postby mariek » Sun Aug 24, 2003 11:23 pm

Haha... you got me there...
User avatar
mariek
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 1387
Joined: Mon Jul 07, 2003 11:19 pm
Location: California


Return to Learning Latin

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot] and 65 guests