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Old 07-08-2007, 08:07 AM   #1
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Sunday Special - How's your Latin?

Sunday Special- How's your Latin ?
Can you come up with the English interpretation for these commonly used Latin Phrases?

1. Semper Fidelis
2. Quid Pro Quo
3. Alma Mater
4. Carpe diem
5. Cogito ergo sum
6. Non Sequitur
7. E pluribus, unum
8. En Toto
9. Bona Fide
10. Caveat Emptor
11. Prima Facie
12. Ipso Facto
13. De Facto
14. Per Se
15. Ad Infinitum

1. Always Faithful
2. Something for something (fair exchange)
3. Nurturing mother
4. Seize the day
5. I think, therefore I am
6. It does not follow
7. From many, one
8. Entirely
9. Good faith
10. Buyer Beware
11. On the first face
12. By the Fact
13. From the Fact
14. As Such
15. Go on without Limit

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Old 07-08-2007, 09:42 AM   #2
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how about "soc et tuem" ?
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Old 07-08-2007, 09:44 AM   #3
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I see your Latin is as good as mine, Robo.

The extent of my Latin is limited to the dance floor.
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Old 07-08-2007, 09:58 AM   #4
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I got them all right except number 10, I only got half of that.

which makes a nice change, I normaly only get half of one Right :)
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Old 07-08-2007, 01:14 PM   #5
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You'd need a quorum in the Forum to score 'em.
If we weren't meant to eat animals, then why are they made of meat?
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Old 07-09-2007, 06:25 AM   #6
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Got them all. Latin was mandatory all through high school.
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Old 07-09-2007, 09:29 AM   #7
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There are a couple that you probably use daily when writing:

e.g: "exempli gratia" that translates FOR EXAMPLE
i.e: "id est" that translates THAT IS

And I am sure you heard or seen some of these before:
"Ad Libitum" that means at your own pleasure or just simply IMPROVISE "Persona non grata" : UNWELCOME INDIVIDUAL
"Veni, Vidi, Vinci" : I CAME, I SAW, I CONQUERED
"Opus" : WORK
"Et cetera" (etc.): AN OTHER THINGS
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