Latinisms - Almost
Here are some useful Latin (almost) phrases with their translations.
If you have had a proper education, most of them will be familiar, but
are more obscure than others.
- De omnibus non est disputandum.
- Don't get into a fight with the bus driver.
- Nil memorandum.
- No more memos, please.
- Sic semper tyranosaurus (the Virginia state motto)
- Thus always to giant lizards.
- Omnia vincit amor.
- Everyone loves a winner.
- Carpe diem.
- Complain about the day.
- Et in Arcadia eggo.
- There are frozen waffles, even in Arcadia.
- Quo errat demonstrandum. (QED in mathematical proofs)
- As has been erroneously demonstrated.
- Cogito ergo sum.
- I think it adds up.
- In loco parentis.
- To drive parents crazy.
- Qui custodiet ipses custodes?
- Who is watching the custards?
- Pax in bello
- Freedom from indigestion (courtesy of Kathryn)
- Phylum annelida
- The family of pots without lids
Medical Terms, From the Latin
On a related note, here are two useful medical terms taken from
which you might find useful:
- Inability to hail a taxicab, as during rush hour or on rainy
- Unable to taste thyme.
- That overwhelming feeling you get from reading too many cards
questionable taste down at the Hallmark store.
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