Tuesday, 28 April 2009
LEARN LATIN WITH JOHN THE PIEMAN
OPTIMIO LIBIDO DELABOR, POST FRAGMENTUM, SIMILITER ?
(FANCY DROPPING 'EM, LOVE, AFTER THE CHIPS, LIKE?)
AS AN OCCASIONAL FEATURE WE PRESENT EXTRACTS FROM JOHN PRESCOTT'S TEACH YOURSELF LATIN, TODAY:
Da mihi sis bubulae frustrum assae, solana tuberosa in modo gallico fricta, ac quassum lactatum coagulatum crassum - Give me a hamburger, french fries, and a milk shake.
Da mihi sis crustum Etruscum cum omnibus in eo - I'll have a pizza with everything on it
Brevis esse latoro obscurus fio - When I try to be brief, I speak gobbledegook
Ego ilius nullius inutilis optiumus cupidus - I am a useless, fat, greedy bastard.
Simply learn with John. A few phrases a day and soon you might be coked out of your brains and in charge of London, like brilliant Classics scholar Bo-Jo, or wearing a wig and bullying people down the Old Bailey.
Don't miss tomorrow's opportunity to Learn With John.