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  1. Cacian

    Cacian Banned

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    The Latin Corner Your Favourite Phrases/Sayings

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Cacian, Jan 22, 2012.

    I enjoy reading expressions especially Latin ones.
    These I found

    Lorem Ipsum ( I am still trying tounderstand its real meaning/usage)
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    "De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum" of Cicero's which reads ''The Extreme of Good and Evil''
     
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    madhoca Contributing Member Contributor

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    My old school motto:
    Ad Veritatem Per Caritatem
    "to truth through love".
     
  3. Cacian

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    Interesting one.
    Do you agree with it?
     
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    madhoca Contributing Member Contributor

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    ^^ Partly. My kids aren't scared to tell me what they've been up to because they know any objections I make are reasonable and because I love them, but they make up excuses when they talk to their father because he plays the bad cop all the time. But this is maybe too specific an example. I think good, and love, is stronger than bad, in spite of all the bad things that go on in the world--and the pessimists on this forum! But I'm talking more about the human spirit here, not romantic love, which I must say I think is pretty fleeting.
     
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    Cacian Banned

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    Agreed.
    I do somehow tend to think reality can be tricky and hence me thinking
    to truth through courage:p
    I know from gowingup , teenage time and anxs, and other factors telling the truth can be draining especially if the receptor are not very good at taking it.
    So many might skip truth and tell lies to avoid conflict althoug from being mature one now knows it is better to tell it as it is no matter what.
     
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    Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori. (It is sweet and fitting to die for one's country.)

    Cliche I know, but meh.
     
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    Lemex That's Lord Lemex to you. Contributor

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    'Romanes Eunt Domus'. - such a great joke.
     
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    this means Romanus go home right?
    I love the life of Brian such a classic satire/comedy:p
     
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    Lemex That's Lord Lemex to you. Contributor

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    'People called Romanes they go the house'.
     
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    Cacian Banned

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    How funny.
    Seven words in English to cover three in Latin.
    I am impressed.
     
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    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

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    cogito ergo sum
    [in its originator's native tongue: 'Je pense, donc je suis.']

    which i prefer as: 'Je suis, donc je penserai!'
     
  12. Cacian

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    mammai why do you prefer the second version

    Je suis donc Je penserai
    to
    Je pense donc Je suis.
     
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    Pea super pea!

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    Nemo me impune lacessit
     
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    No one can harm me unpunished.
    This comes across as a threat.
     
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    Pea super pea!

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    Yes.
     
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    Per aspera ad astra (Through hardships to the stars)
    Audentes fortuna iuvat (Fortune favors the daring)
     
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    Magna est veritas et praevalet.

    Great is truth and it prevails.
     
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    somehow the word 'dare' always flashes idea of something audacious with a twist of nastiness in it, don't know why.

    what does the truth prevail from?
     
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    it's a bit facetious... i'm making the point that because i 'am' i thus choose to think...

    in other words, i consider it my responsibility to think, rather than it being merely an automatic aspect of 'being'...

    as a full time philosopher [my 'day job' ;-) ], i firmly believe sentient beings should make the most of their gift of sentience by using it to give thought to [question] all that they and their fellow sentient beings do...
     
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    "Merda taurorum animas conturbit."
     
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    Ok I wish I understood Latin its an amazing language!!
     
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    I wonder if the reverse is true to.
     
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    Have ever try to learn it?
     
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    Pea super pea!

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    What do you mean?
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorem_ipsum

    Lorem ipsum is used for evaluating the visual impact of a page or document without the reader filtering based on the content. It means nothing.
     

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