Mon, 03 Feb 2003 17:28:43 GMT

Funny Latin Phrases. Quanto putas mihi stare hoc conclave ? That's “How many prostitutes does it take to change a lightbulb?” in Latin. No, actually it's “How much do you think I paid for this apartment?”. Here's hoping, in the wake of the BBC's superb The Roman Way series, written and presented by David Aaranovich, that good old Latin is on its way back, albeit in an Internet, soundbitey way. Those intending to smuggle some into MetaFilter should definitely start here. The owner, for instance, might find Ne ponatur in mea vicinitate useful – “Not in my backyard”. And Nihil curo de ista tua stulta superstitione – “I'm not interested in your dopey religious cult” should prove popular in the God threads. Vale! [MetaFilter]

latin will always make a comeback, it is an eternal return….