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Handy Latin Phrases

It's Latin. It's ancient. It's got lots of vowels. And it's not as stuffy as you might think. Here are some handy Latin phrases you may want to whip out at your next cocktail party or parole hearing.

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Sona si Latine loqueris.
(Honk if you speak Latin.)

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Fac ut vivas.
Get a life.

Mihi ignosce. Cum homine de cane debeo congredi.
Excuse me. I've got to see a man about a dog.

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

Radix lecti.
Couch potato.

Volo comparare nonnulla tegumembra.
I'd like to buy some condoms.

Sona si Latine loqueris.
Honk if you speak Latin.

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!

Gramen artificiosum odi.
I hate Astroturf.

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

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

Abundant dulcibus vitiis.
Nobody's perfect.

Ventis secundis, tene cursum.
Go with the flow.

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Nihil curo de ista tua stulta superstitione.
(I'm not interested in your dopey religious cult.)

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Si fractum non sit, noli id reficere.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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

Illegitimi non carborundum.
Don't let the bastards burn you.

Braccae tuae aperiuntur.
Your fly is open.

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

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

Morologus es!
You're talking like a moron!

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.

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

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

Nihil curo de ista tua stulta superstitione.
I'm not interested in your dopey religious cult.

Tace atque abi.
Shut up and go away.

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

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

Actio personalis monitur cum persona.
Dead men don't sue.

Vescere bracis meis.
Eat my shorts.

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