Latin phrases in the modern idiom
A short Newsbiscuit guide to encourage students to enjoy Latin:
Ars longa vita brevis: Your bum looks big in those shorts.
E Pluribus unum: he only has one ball.
Et al: Scoffed the lot.
Mobile vulgus: swearing down the phone.
Ultra vires: Covid-19.
Fiat lux: pimped car.
Confiteor: more comfortable.
Ignis fatuus: light your farts.
Extempore: in full-time work
Ad hoc: Try this German wine.
Alibi: Somewhere to pull over in an A-Road
Bona fide: Not a Sémillon
Per se: Grainger
Pro bono: U2 fan
Quod erat demonstrandum: This is how you ride a Four-wheeled motor bike
Verbatim: He was eaten by a verb
Vice versa: Smoking roll-up spliffs made with pages ripped out of old poetry books.
Ehu fugaces - lost those car keys again. Tempus fugit - time to f*@k off
Nil Satis Nisi Optimum - Still goalless after 90 minutes
Audere est facere - Audrey is farcical
Victoria concordia crescit - Peace in our time Superbia in Proelio - Put up with the proles Ludere Causa Ludendi - Only if the cause is ludicrous
Caveat emptor - my 1990s Vauxhall has run out of petrol
Veni, vidi, vici: Oh balls, you know, the Italian place with all the canals
A posteriori: An Apple e-bottom
Ab absurdo: Really tight six-pack
Ad nauseam: Buy Gaviscon today
Alter ego: The Pope
Camera obscura: "Has anyone seen my Nikon?"
Cum laude: Noisy neighbours
Ecce homo: "Hello, I'm Julian and this is my friend Sandy"
Ex cathedra: Notre Dame
Ex officio: Matt Hancock
In absentia: Boris Johnson
Sic semper tyrannis - Look! Dinosaur vomit!
Astra inclinant, sed non obligant - My Vauxhall has a flat tyre and can't move
Extrema ratio - 7349275625/451610727649836
Fac simile - Don't f*@ing grin at me
Nemo malus felix - Cat ate the annoying fish
Obit anis, abit onus - Rimming with false teeth
Arte et Labore : The beautiful game combined with earnest endeavour, only available at Blackburn Rovers
Alias dictus: Nigel Farage's logon name.
Argumentum ad absurdum: GB News interview.
Facile princeps: Harry Windsor.
Pro forma: ex sportsman.
Vade mecum: watch me have an orgasm.
Vivat rex: Got to get my dog to the vet, asap. In loco, parentis: My Dad is a train driver Lux in Domino: Who the Hell ordered soap as a pizza topping? Sic transit gloria: get out of the van as soon as I stop in the next lay by Ad nauseum: Feel a bit better now Quo vadis - their latest protest song about football regulation, usual 3 chords In loco parentis: Mum and dad have gone bonkers Inter alia: I like sci fi creatures. Cui bono - trying to attract the attention of U2 Cum laude - noisy sex Et tu Brute - Your aftershave is too strong Quid pro quo - I'll give you a pound for that 80s rock album Nemo me impune lacessit - Finding Nemo Inter alia - football club in serie B Ars gratia artis - great arses in paintings Prima facie: Wearing heavy makeup. Non sequitur: French horse refuses fence Inter alia: Alia is the one for me Carpe diem: it's a dead fish Ergo: she popped out to the toilet Cogito ergo sum: I think that's the 2nd time she popped out to the toilet Status quo: the band hasn't broken up yet Verbatim: "Come on Tim !" Pedem refero - I need to find a podiatrist
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