Friday, March 03, 2006


Little does my Landlord know that I'm tutoring his daughter in Latin. Even if she weren't the Landlord's daughter, I would still think she was the cleverest creature in the world. Among other things, she's got a real handle on the word "No."


Nonny said...

What were you doing up so late? You can come and teach my kids Latin when your done with Lucia.

HitManJ said...

Latina est mortus.

Puella es agricolarum.

Brad the Gorilla said...

Nonny--The only time I can get any work done is after the Landlord and Landlady are in bed. Lucia and I have a riotious time. Can you believe the parents actually want her to go to bed at 8?

Hitman J-- Latin is alive and well. Note the following examples you can use in everyday life:

Why won't you print out?
Cur ullum imprimere non vis?

Don't you dare erase my hard disk!
Ne auderis delere orbem rigidum meum!

I did not commit a fatal error!
Non erravi perniciose!

Garbage in, garbage out.
Purgamentum init, exit purgamentum.


Lady K said...

E Plurubus Unum is about the extent of my latin knowledge. Although sometimes the mexicans down here might as well be speaking it. I only know how to ask for more beer, where's the bathroom, and dirty words.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Dona nobis pacem!
Oh gee look at that cute little gorilla and see how Little Miss Dowler is tickling his hairy little chin. Oh so cute! But what is that malformed lump in the middle? Is it the dreaded landlord himself? Gulp! Ars longa vita brevis!

Ulric said...

Brad, it's about time you admitted to everybody that you get your Latin from the "Fun Latin Phrases" links on the internet.

Brad the Gorilla said...

Ulric, it's about time you admitted to everybody that every word that comes out of your mouth comes from the "BORING English Phrases" links on the internet.

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Hey, YP, that's my husband to whom you are referring! He is NOT a malformed lump-- he's 6'4" and very handsome. Even when I'm totally sleep-deprived, he still puts a spring in my step.