Winners of a New York Magazine contest who were asked to take a well known expression in a foreign language, change a single letter and provide a definition for the new expression
The cat is dead.
RESPONDEZ S'IL VOUS PLAID
Honk if you're Scottish
Can you drive a French motorcycle?
VENI, VIPI, VICI
I came, I'm a very important person, I conquered
VENI, VIDI, VISA
I came, I saw, I shopped.
COGITO EGGO SUM
I think, therefore I am ... a waffle
QUE SERA SERF
Life is feudal
LEROI EST MORT. JIVE LEROI
The king is dead. No kidding
Death styles of the rich and famous
PRO BOZO PUBLICO
Support your local clown
MONAGE A TROIS
I am three years old
Fast French food
QUIP PRO QUO
A fast retort
Love; greetings; farewell; and from such a pain you should never know
Tons of luck
VISA LA FRANCE
Don't leave your chateau without it
"Haste Cuisine" - I will have to use that one!
"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman
what are the original phrases?
I am not very familiar with foreign languages
why do you bother typing all this down
Good ones! Can you think modifications for some of these...
(1) Quo Vadis
(2) Quod Erat Faciendum
(3) Obiter Dictum
(4) Audi Altarem Partem
(5) Persona non grata
It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi.
Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.