A little translation question

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A little translation question

Post by rdavey » Tue May 27, 2003 6:20 am

Hi everybody,<br /><br />You know the saying "Seize the day"? Well, In my life I find that procrastination, funny emails, "urgent" requests and periodic snack-attacks frequently leave me stranded in the latter half of the afternoon with little or nothing accomplished and feelings of frustration at my productivity deficit.<br /><br />But fear not. I pull up my socks, whistle a little tune, determine in my heart that I am going to accomplish at least one of my assigned tasks for the day then pursue this goal with unwavering resolve.<br /><br />In effect, I attempt to "Salvage the Day".<br /><br />Any help with the translation? Rescue the day perhaps?<br /><br />Thanks<br /><br />Rob<br /><br />

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Re:A little translation question

Post by benissimus » Tue May 27, 2003 7:18 am

One possibility would be "Eripe diem", which means "Rescue the day", which I think is a good choice since it is similar in meaning to "Carpe diem"... Eripe being a construction with rapere (to seize/snatch).
flebile nescio quid queritur lyra, flebile lingua murmurat exanimis, respondent flebile ripae

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Re:A little translation question

Post by Skylax » Fri Jun 13, 2003 9:45 am

It could also be "Diem serva"...

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