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Say What!? - Latin
How much do you know about various Latin phrases?
#1 The phrase "favete linguis" literally translates to "favor me with your tongues", but what is the actual meaning of the phrase?
#2 The phrase "parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus" literally translates to "mountains will be in labor, and an absurd mouse will be born". Can you determine what this phrase actually means?
All that work and nothing to show for it.
Mountains work hard and only produce mice.
When a daddy mountain meets a mommy mountain and they love each other very much, a baby mouse is formed.
#3 "Amare et sapere vix deo conceditur" is a love-related quote that translates to "even a god finds it hard to ____ and be wise at the same time."
#4 "Brutum fulmen" is an idiom that describes a vain or empty threat. Zeus sure wouldn't want to hear this; what does "brutum fulmen" literally translate to?
#5 "Culpae poenae par esto" is a justice-related phrase meaning "let the punishment fit the crime."
#6 You shouldn't say "ad vitam aut culpam" at your wedding! What does it mean?
For life or until a misdeed.
I do; no, I do not.
Las Vegas, baby!
#7 You might find "caveat emptor" on a sign in a store with not-so-great items. What does this mean?
That wasn't chicken.
Let the buyer beware.
#8 Mailmen, watch out for "cave canem" signs! What does "cave canem" mean?
Beware of the dog.
The gardener was kidnapped too.
It's so easy, a caveman can do it.
#9 "Fabas indulcet fames" literally translates to "The flavor of indulgent fumes."
#10 The Washington, D. C. motto, "iustitia omnibus," also appears (in English) in the Pledge of Allegiance. What does the phrase mean?
I pledge allegiance
Justice for all
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