Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Veni Vedi Vici

Up until now, that  ^ right^ up there has been the extent of my knowlege of Latin.  Well, pretty much.  But on this fine Talk Talk Tuesday, I have decided to begin learning a few new Latin phrases.  Sure it is a dead language, but that doesn't mean it isn't useful.  ANY other language, spoken with authority, can make you sound smart and even sexy...and I need all the help I can get.

Latin: Servus ille fortis sastis portare me non apperet.
English: That slave doesn't look strong enough to carry me.

There now.  A nice phrase to get us all started on our quest for smart sexiness!  Brought to you by Talk Talk Tuesday and  Which way to the vomitorium? : vernacular Latin for all occasions :-)


Mrs. Hairy Woman said...

"Da mihi basilia mille" - Kiss me with a thousand kisses
and for those that are Star Wars Fans..
Sit vis vobiscum - May the Force be with you.

It's hard to not think that latin is sexy.. cause it is is..

AlienCG said...

Coniecto quis I'm taedium sub meus toga?

This would be my pickup line back in the day. Guess what I'm wearing under my toga?

And of course, who could forget, Haud ius vobis , unus annus!? It translates to, No for you, one year!

Pamela said...

Ha!! what a useful phrase! I was going to get me a slave.

Tara said...

All I know is "Carpe Diem", which is much easier to say than do, but it's inspiring! :)

Then there's always the songs we sing in Latin for choir.

secret agent woman said...

There's a bookstore I like called "Carpe Librum." I thought that was clever.

Churlita said...

I dated a guy who got his degree in Latin and linguistics. I doubt he uses the Latin part of that very much.

laura b. said...

Mrs: Oh my! Seems it is just a matter of saying the right things!

AlienCG: Dude, I am totally feeling the pick up line! But that last thing? Yo no comprende!

NoRegrets: Yeah! And when you do, you want to make sure they are strong enough to carry you, at the very least!

Tara: Oh, I forgot about Carpe Diem! That's a great one :-)
And I am guessing church going folk may have a leg up on the whole Latin thing...but you gots to learn the right phrases!!!

Secret: That IS a great name! How can they call Latin a dead language, really?

Churlita: As an English major, I see the good in seemingly non-relevant majors. I know for a linguist, Latin roots would be important. Yay for cool, off-beat majors :-)