Fun Friday: Et tu, Mama?
Friday, March 16, 2007

With all the furor over the latest Papal encyclical (it goes too far! Except when it doesn't go far enough!) I'd thought I'd leave you all with some handy, everyday Latin phrases sure to come in handy.

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

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

(At a poetry reading)
Nullo metro co
mpositum 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.

Antiquis temporibus, nati tibi similes in rupibus ventosissimis exponebantur ad necem.
In the good old days, children like you were left to perish on windswept crags.

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

Have a little Latin lesson today with the kids. Call it Classical Education.

Here's a handy pronunciation guide.

Here's a free, online Latin course.

Here's a guide to the Latin Mass, for those serious types among you.

Here's some stuff to buy. (Not necessarily kid friendly. Then again, can they read Latin?)


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