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Friday Morning Latin Lesson, Vol. V

December 19, 2008

Oh, it's that time again, kids. It's time we strapped on our togas, headed down to the forum, and buggered each other senseless. Later, we'll stuff ourselves with grape leaves and doormice. Hmmm, well, not much sounded good after the toga part, did it? Ah, forget it. Most of you look really good in a toga. Let's head over the public baths!

If there's one thing in this world I love more than sex, it's basketball. If there's one thing in the world I love as much as sex, it's ice cream. How much do I love ice cream? A whole bunch. Enough so that I find myself loudly proclaiming the following while in the frozen dairy comestibles aisle at the store:

"Clamo, clamatis, omnes clamamus pro glace lactis!"

Which sounds suspiciously like: "clahm-oh, clahm-awt-ees, ohm-nays claw-maw-moose pro glah-say lock-tees!"

Jon Arbuckle from Garfield Minus Garfield will once again provide the translation:

The answer is in the hovertext!


Moooooog35 said...

Remind me not to leave you alone with my pint of vanilla.

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

It'd be the creamiest damned vanilla you ever had, I'd guarantee that much.

SouthernBelle said...

the phonetic translation is missing clamamus.

Mmmm clams.

SouthernBelle said...

also, remember that band Sexual Chocolate from Coming To America?

One of my many nicknames from Husband is Sexual Vanilla. Not tied to the phrase "vanilla sex" in any way BTW!

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

Eek. Thanks for the heads up. I fixed the glaring error in the pronunciation.

I can see it. Sexual Vanilla...I mean, cream and cherries are involved, after all. He could be like...Sexual Sundae. Rowr.

SouthernBelle said...

Oh yeah and did you friend me on IM? did you get the message I sent you?

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

I got no message. I'm using an older version of AIM until Santa arrives with the new computer, so I don't know if it will accept off-line messages.

Sassy Britches said...

I've been following your Latin Lessons for a few weeks, trying to bust out my skills from high school. Today was the first day I got it! (And that was only because I got the I, you, we pronoun endings on clamo and put it together from the context--start small, Sassy B).

SouthernBelle said...

oh k well friend me when you're online if you want, I put my AIM in my profile
: )

Gwen said...

Let's eat clamo until we need to go to the vomitorium!

red said...

For me, it goes:
ice cream
a zillion other things

...though I do enjoy these fun little Latin lessons. Very helpful.

Mel O said...

I'm totally using this one. I think my dad (a Boston Latin School graduate) would be thoroughly impressed.