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#1 2005-11-02 19:34:50

HiImDan
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Registered: 2005-10-29
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Thought this was cute...

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

RIGOR MORRIS
The cat is dead.

RESPONDEZ S'IL VOUS PLAID
Honk if you're Scottish

HARLEZ-VOUS FRANCAIS?
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

POSH MORTEM
Death styles of the rich and famous

PRO BOZO PUBLICO
Support your local clown

MONAGE A TROIS
I am three years old

HASTE CUISINE
Fast French food

QUIP PRO QUO
A fast retort

ALOHA OY
Love; greetings; farewell; and from such a pain you should never know

MAZEL TON
Tons of luck

VISA LA FRANCE
Don't leave your chateau without it

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#2 2005-11-02 21:26:23

MathsIsFun
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Registered: 2005-01-21
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Re: Thought this was cute...

"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

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#3 2005-11-12 02:24:26

wcy
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Registered: 2005-08-04
Posts: 117

Re: Thought this was cute...

what are the original phrases?
I am not very familiar with foreign languages

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#4 2005-11-12 08:38:35

jU
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Registered: 2005-08-17
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Re: Thought this was cute...

why do you bother typing all this down

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#5 2005-11-13 17:27:37

ganesh
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Registered: 2005-06-28
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Re: Thought this was cute...

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


Character is who you are when no one is looking.

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#6 2005-11-21 04:07:57

meldon15
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Registered: 2005-11-21
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Re: Thought this was cute...

lol
that was so funny.

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