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Postby Dr. Goodword » Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:17 pm

I think I may have found a noteworthy Latin tongue-twister but my Latin isn't good enough to crack it. Can anyone tell me what the following means?

Certe malus mala malum non est magnum;
tamen ego malo mala mala malo malo;
tu fortasse malis malis malis malum malum.

It seems to have to do with bad apples but I can't navigate it with complete certainty.
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Postby Bailey » Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:33 pm

Too bad Henri isn't here, He's a whiz at Latin. It just looks like someone scolding a dog to me, bad, bad, ba-a-ad.

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Postby Palewriter » Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:38 pm

Bailey wrote:... a whiz at Latin.


First you want us to P in the pool, and now...
Sorry. I should probably stick to the bovine jokes. :-)

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Postby Bailey » Mon Aug 07, 2006 4:23 pm

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Postby Stargzer » Mon Aug 07, 2006 6:02 pm

Bailey wrote:Too bad Henri isn't here, He's a whiz at Latin. It just looks like someone scolding a dog to me, bad, bad, ba-a-ad.


I thought BD was our current multi-lingual polyglot? :)

It'll take a good while to peruse Perseus . . .

Yahoo! found only one page, apparently a page of jokes, but Yahoo! needs to go back to Latin 1:

Which thing vorr?ai to say?

Sure malus mala malum not east magnum;

tamen ego malo mala mala malo malo;

you fortasse malis malis malis malum malum.
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