Latin for All Occasions, subtitle
d Lingua Latina Occasionibus Omnibus
was published in Nov. 1990, by Villard Books
, which is a subsidiary of Random House
. It was written by Henry Beard
This book is an amazing compilation of everyday phrases translated into everybody's favorite dead language.
- Conversational Latin
- God! Look at the time! My wife will kill me. - Di! Ecce Hora! Uxor mea me necabit.
- Royally Screwed - Raptus Regaliter
- Informational Latin
- Thank you for not smoking - Tibi Gratias Agimus Nihil Fumas
- Don't you dare erase my hard disk! - Ne auderis delere orbem rigidum meum.
- Occupational Latin
- That's the Deal. Take it or Leave it. - Ecce Pactum. Id cape aut id relinque.
- There's no free lunch - Nulla mensa sine impensa
- Recreational Latin
- Here comes the Zamboni - Huc accedit Zambonis
- Isn't that lucky! My ball just rolled out of the rough and onto the fairway! - Fortunatus sum! Pila mea de gramine horrido modo in pratum lene recta volvit!
- Practical Latin
- In the good old days, children like you were left to perish on windswept crags - Antiquis temporibus, nati tibi similes in rupibus ventosissimis exponebantur ad necem.
- Tactical Latin
- Do you, by any chance, happen to own a large, yellowish, very flat cat? - Estne tibie forte magna feles fulva et planissima?
- People will soon be referring to you in the past pluperfect tense. - In tempore praeterito plus quam perfecto de te mox dicent
- Cultural Latin
- How 'bout them Forty-Niners? - Quid sentis de Undequinquagintis?
- I don't care. If it doesn't rhyme, it isn't a poem. - Non curo. Si metrum non habet, non est poema.
- Social Latin
- May you always misuse the subjunctive! - Utinam modo subiunctivo semper male utaris.
- Sensual Latin
- Do you come here often? - Frequentasne hunc locum?
- You know, the Romans invented the art of love. - Romani quidem artem amatoriam invenerunt.
- Gastronomical Latin
- Give me a humburger, French Fries, and a thick shake. - Da mihi sis bubulae frustum assae, solana tuberosa in modo Gallico fricta, ac quassum lactatum coagulatum crassum.
- Familial Latin
- Honey, I'm home. - Mellita, domi adsum.
- I thought you were going to pick up the kids. - Credidi te liberos colligere.
- Formal Latin
These are just samples from this excellent book.