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Old 11-02-1999, 10:55 AM
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Hearing people who want to learn sign language always want to learn the dirty stuff first. [Odd but what better way to learn a language?].

On the web I found: 'spucatum tauri' for 'bull shit' but never was able to find out why that is. Anyone have for me, a clue? Perhaps some other nifty phrases might get me going faster with the language.
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Old 11-02-1999, 11:35 AM
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Well, the first thing I notice is that it 'tain't entirely accurate......"spucatum" would translate "filth" or "dirtiness" or "nastiness", not necessarily "shit", which would be "stercus". "Tauri" is of course derived from "taurus", the Latin word for "bull", also the name of the astrological symbol.

If you're looking for cool insults in Latin, I suggest Latin For All Occasions and [/i]More Latin For All Occasions[/i], both by Henry Beard, published by Villard. They include things like "Tete futue" ("f--- you"), "morde manubrium meum" ("bite my crank"), and "vescere bracis meis" ("eat my shorts"). There's also a lot of other neat stuff in there, like the names of the entire American and National Leagues and the NFL in perfect classical Latin.
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Old 11-02-1999, 11:42 AM
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Dammit, Pickman, that's what I was going to suggest!

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Old 11-02-1999, 11:56 AM
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shhes, I am old and slow I guess.
Well, my favourite is:
Estne volumen in toga, an solum tibi libet me videre - Is that a scroll in your toga or are you just happy to see me.
And, Raptus regaliter - Royally screwed
I suppose I should go and Fac ut vivas!
(get a life!)

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Old 11-02-1999, 03:13 PM
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Quantum materiae materietur marmota monax si marmota monax materiam possit materiari?


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Old 11-02-1999, 03:23 PM
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Estne volumen in toga, an solum tibi libet me videre?

Of course, most of you will probably want to respond to my posts with "Vacca foeda".

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Old 11-02-1999, 04:46 PM
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One of my favourites is the first line of a poem by Catullus, which is Pedicabo ego vos et irrumabo. This means "I will fuck you in the ass and make you blow me."
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Old 11-02-1999, 04:53 PM
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I give up 'Moo...how much wood WOULD a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood?



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Old 11-02-1999, 04:56 PM
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Nupperime de Gallia huc volavi! Mehercule, bracchia mea defatiga sunt!



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Old 11-02-1999, 05:53 PM
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From Catullus 8:

Scalesta, vae te!

To hell with you, bitch.
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Old 11-03-1999, 09:00 AM
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I highly recommend the book, " How to abuse and insinuate in classical latin" by Lovric & Mardas ( ISBN 0091864453)

A sampling:

Moecha Turpis : Shameful slut
Molestae: insufferable women
Desperanda tibi salva concordia socru: Give up all hope of peace as long as your mother in law is alive.

Mufruis, Non Magister.: You're not a guru, you're a gorilla.

Nates pilosas, fili, non potes asses venditare.: Sonny Boy, you coulndn't sell your hairy rump for a penny.

(the authors admit they have quoted every Latin author entirely out of context.)
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Old 11-03-1999, 12:17 PM
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Shirley, I dont see that book at amazon.com or buybooks.com maybe our library can order it.

I do appreciate all the writing people here have on this subject although some of it doesn't have any translations .....
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Old 11-03-1999, 12:32 PM
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Veni, vidi, vici vulva.
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Old 11-03-1999, 12:35 PM
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In that order, Tennhippie ? So you veni even before you vici the vulva ?

Was she pleased ?




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Old 11-03-1999, 03:04 PM
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Veni, Vidi, Vegi - I came, I saw, I had a salad.


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Old 11-03-1999, 03:09 PM
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Veni, Vidi, VISA

I came, I saw, I shopped.

(Figured I better sneak it in before one of the wimmin beat me to it.)



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Old 11-03-1999, 03:14 PM
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Vini Vinnie Viddie

I saw the quarterback for the New York Jets on TV.
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Old 11-03-1999, 11:46 PM
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Please, please, let's not start on the veni vidi vici jokes.
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Old 11-04-1999, 01:02 AM
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Veni, Vedi, Velcro - I came, I saw, I stuck around.
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Old 11-04-1999, 11:31 AM
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Hey, i found one:
arse-hole
1. cimex, mæna

I guess an american ass is an latin arse?
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Old 11-04-1999, 11:41 AM
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[hijack]

About a year ago, my friend and former roommate Kay and I determined that Vinnie Testaverde's last name (he's the aforementioned Jets quarterback, for those of you who don't know football) translates to "green balls." She's a Spanish minor, and I took seven years of it, so of course we thought this was hilarious.

Right before Christmas, we decided to make a big batch of gingerbread men. The whole house was involved. We had a bunch of candies to decorate them with, including red and green sprinkles, white frosting, and Christmas M&M's. I used the white frosting and green sprinkles to make a rough Jets uniform, and put two green M&Ms right in the gingerbread man's crotch. Yes, I made a Vinnie Testaverde gingerbread man. I've never seen a bunch of girls laugh so hard in my life. Gingerbread Vinnie became somewhat of a house mascot, until someone ate him.

Maybe you had to be there.

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Old 11-08-1999, 01:27 AM
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To pousdi allogo sou gamae apo pisso!

(A gay horse is fucking you from behind!)

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Old 11-08-1999, 01:31 AM
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Did any catch what I did? I repeated gypsy's line about having a scroll in my toga... I just saw that and realized what a freaking dork I can be. (only took me a few days!)

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Old 11-08-1999, 11:34 AM
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My name is Cy, my 'son's' name is Max. Put together, we get 'cymax.' = asshole. His mother just loves this.
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