Fun phrases in Latin

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Postby skinem » Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:15 pm

Stargzer wrote:
gailr wrote:I know, skinem, and to be honest, artists do curl their lips in disdain at those who confuse possession of a tool with proficiency with a tool. (It's my understanding that plumbers and building contractors have similar worldviews -- ha!--) ...


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Re: Fun phrases in Latin

Postby Slava » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:57 pm

scw1217 wrote:Somebody sent me this site and I am still laughing. I am particularly fond of...

Ecce potestas casei


Unfortuately, I don't know enough Latin to actually pronounce it!

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~wakefield/funlatin.html
The original link is dead, but here's the new one:

http://freepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ... latin.html
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:00 pm

I am not sure which Latin sites y'all are referring to,
but I found two of them very much alive.

What does the "ecce potestas casei" mean, please????
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Postby Slava » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:28 pm

LukeJavan8 wrote:What does the "ecce potestas casei" mean, please????
"Behold the Power of Cheese."
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:56 pm

Thank you very much. I like it!
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Postby Stargzer » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:59 pm

LukeJavan8 wrote:I am not sure which Latin sites y'all are referring to,
but I found two of them very much alive.

What does the "ecce potestas casei" mean, please????


In the words of Obi Wan Kenobi:

Use the link, Luke!


( from two posts before yours: http://freepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ... latin.html )
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:24 pm

DUH!
(and may the force be with you for the advice)!
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Postby Perry Lassiter » Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:28 am

Welcome, and thanks for resurrecting this thread, which I am totally enjoying, both for the Latin and photo stuff. Personally, I'm cheap and use the free Picasa program. The main advantage for me is that I can take faster digital shots and correct them later. My camera has a delay between press and snap, a problem many digitals have, or so I have been told. Now I can snap sooner, and if the face moves out of the light, I can brighten it. Or if it's over exposed, I can add shadow. If you aspire for "art," take lots of shots and crop.
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Postby Slava » Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:47 pm

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Postby LukeJavan8 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:13 pm

Ditto: I cannot get the link in the post to open.
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Postby Perry Lassiter » Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:28 pm

Back to the thread, which the spammer (?) resurrected. My favorite is "illegitimi non carborundum est," or that's how I recall it, though it always seemed bad latin phraseology tho apt. "Don't let the b******s grind you down."
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:40 pm

Seems we had this discussion. But must be my
mistake.....another site perhaps>
but I like
"Ubi, ubi, sunt mea sub ubi".
Need it translated???
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Postby Jennifer Garner » Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:32 am

My sister sent this to me and told me someone in her office sent it out to everyone.

~Holly

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Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam.
I have a catapult. Give me all your money, or I will fling an enormous rock at your head.

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

Recedite, plebes! Gero rem imperialem!
Stand aside plebians! I am on imperial business!

Canis meus id comedit.
My dog ate it.

Mater tua criceta fuit, et pater tuo redoluit bacarum sambucus.
Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.

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 materiam possit materiari?
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

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Postby LukeJavan8 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:51 pm

heh, heh!
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Postby Perry Lassiter » Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:09 pm

No one has yet mentioned another value of computerized photography. With Picasa, a free manipulation program, I can worry less when a quick photo-op shows up. I can grab my camera or iphone and snap quick, adjust later. If I catch a kid looking cute in the dark and the camera can't open the shutter wide enough, I can add fill light. It's amazing how clear some shots become I never would have attempted before. Likewise, you can catch action shots on the spot without haveing to frame them - crop them later. Sure, a pro would do better, but that's why she's a pro. The point is, by enhancing the data, I've got good pics I wouldn't have without it.
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