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Lurking in my in-box..........................

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lapinrose, Dec 9, 2015.

  1. lapinrose

    lapinrose Star commenter

    I found this, dated Sept 2003!!

    One more for you "word" people:

    These are the winners of a New York magazine contest in which
    contestants
    were to take a well-known expression in a foreign language, change a
    single letter, and provide a definition for
    the new expression.

    HARLEZ-VOUS FRANCAIS
    Can you drive a French motorcycle?
    VENI, VIPI, VICI
    I came, I'm a very important person, I conquered
    COGITO EGGO SUM
    I think; therefore I waffle
    RIGOR MORRIS
    The cat is dead

    RESPONDEZ S'IL VOUS PLAID
    Honk if you're Scottish
    QUE SERA SERF
    Life is feudal
    LE ROI EST MORT. JIVE LE ROI
    The king is dead. No kidding.
    PRO BOZO PUBLICO
    Support your local clown
    MONAGE A TROIS
    I am three years old

    FELIX NAVIDAD
    Our cat has a boat
    HASTE CUISINE
    Fast French food
    VENI, VIDI, VICE
    I came, I saw, I partied
    QUIP PRO QUO
    Fast retort
    ALOHA OY
    Love; greetings; farewell; from such a pain you would never know

    VISA LAFRANCE
    Don't leave your chateau without it
    AMICUS PURIAE
    Platonic friend
    L'ETAT, C'EST MOO
    I'm bossy around here
    COGITO, ERGO SPUD
    I think, therefore I yam
    (OK, more than one letter)
    VENI, VIDI, VELCRO
    I came, I saw, I stuck around
    (OK, another exception)

    ICH BIT EIN BERLINER
    He deserved it.
    ZITGEIST
    The Clearasil doesn't quite cover it up.
    E PLURIBUS ANUM
    Out of any group, there's always one a--hole.
     
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    .

    Great fun, thank you @lapinrose !

    Best wishes

    .
     
  3. gooddays

    gooddays Senior commenter

    L'ETAT C'EST MOM.
    Mother is in charge here.
     
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  4. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    COGITO ERGO TUM
    I think I'm hungry

    L'ETAT, C'EST MOZ
    The new President doesn't like to be called Maurice

    L'ETAT, C'EST TOI
    OK, I'll do as you tell me

    L'ETANG, C'EST MOI
    Remember Swampy? That was me!
     
  5. gooddays

    gooddays Senior commenter

    ALEA JACTA EST
    Ally has been working out.
     
  6. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    VENI VIDI VINI

    I enjoyed the wine-tasting
     
  7. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    PER ARDUA AD ASTRA
    I had to work damned hard to afford my new Vauxhall
     
  8. gooddays

    gooddays Senior commenter

    CHERCHEZ LA FERME
    A rural lifestyle is just what you need.
     
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  9. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    C'EST LA LIE

    I should have decanted the wine
     
  10. gooddays

    gooddays Senior commenter

    ET TU BEAUTE?
    Ah, my lovely, I thought I could trust you.
     
  11. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Sorry about this.

    A LA RECHERCHE DU TON PERDU

    Must get the piano-tuner to rectify that D that's got stuck
     
  12. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    CARPET DIEM
    This is the day we purchase an Axminster.

    ALTAR EGO
    Big headed priest

    ANUS HORRIBILIS
    Too much cabbage.
     
  13. gooddays

    gooddays Senior commenter

    Please indulge me with these other ALEA.. ESTs:

    ALEA BACTA EST Ally's back!


    ALEA CACTA EST She's prickly today.


    ALEA FACTA EST No one can deny that Alea exists.


    ALEA HACTA EST Her online accounts have been compromised.


    ALEA LACTA EST She fell into a vat of milk.


    ALEA PACTA EST Her suitcase is ready.


    ALEA QuACTA EST She sounds like a duck.


    ALEA RACTA EST She has a magnificent bosom.


    ALEA SACTA EST She was unceremoniously fired.


    ALEA TACTA EST She's touchy-feely.


    ALEA WACTA EST She's crazy.


    ALEA XACTA EST She's very precise.
     
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  14. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    ARRIVERDERCI ROVA
    My dog died

    STURM AND DRANK
    Those German writers do like their beer

    NKOSI UKELE AFRIKA
    Nelson Mandela was a big fan of George Formby
     
  15. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    RIGOR TORTIS
    A Testude on the way to SMT

    COGITO ERGO BUM
    Do you think this garment unflattering in the rear perspective?

    CURRICULA VITAE
    A book on the lives of a TES troll.
     
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  16. bluelemonade

    bluelemonade Occasional commenter

    Loving it!
     
  17. bluelemonade

    bluelemonade Occasional commenter

    Diverticvular disease; a synonym for Dracula or just a load of Winnie the Poo?
     
  18. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    AMUSE DOUCHE
    Shower time fun!

    FART NOUVEAU
    Stunt trumping

    PAIR EXCELLENCE
    Admirable décolletage

    (I really must get on with something else, enjoying this though)
     
    grumpydogwoman likes this.
  19. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    REQUIESCAT IN LACE
    The latest shroud for the fashion-conscious corpse
     
  20. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    VIN BLANK
    Just can't remember that domain name, dammit
     

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