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Lingua Latina Occasionibus Omnibus
"Henry Beard's "Latin For All Occasions", aka "Lingua Latina Occasionibus Omnibus" provides an inspiration for those of us who studied Latin in school, and refuse to admit that it's a dead language. See how relevant Latin aphorisms can be!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
As I settled back in my taxi, the cabbie turned around and said, "Satisne caloris tibi est?" What question was just posed?
Hot enough for you?
How many calories are in that doughnut?
Why are you wearing a satin dress?
When did you break your leg?
While riding in the taxi, I saw a number of interesting bumper stickers. My favorite read "Si hoc adfixum in obice legere potes, et liberaliter educatus et nimis propinquus ades". How would that translate into English?
Honk if you speak Latin
If you can read this bumper sticker, you are both very well educated and much too close
When catapults are outlawed, only outlaws will have catapults
Save the whales
There was an unfortunate incident during my taxi ride, which gave me a chance to ask a woman at the side of the road, "Estne tibi forte magna felis fulva et planissima?" How would my query translate into English?
Your baby has medical insurance, doesn't he?
Do you by any chance happen to own a large, yellowish, very flat cat?
What was your dog doing in the road, anyway?
How did the bird get out of your house?
The taxi has arrived at the baseball park, where I plan to cheer for my favorite team, the Red Sox. Which of the following cheers have my friends and I been practicing all week?
Eamus, O Ianqui
Eamus, O Tibialia Alba
Eamus, O Gemini
Eamus, O Tibialia Rubentia
Standing in line to buy tickets can be frustrating, especially when others are rude. Which of the following phrases would NOT be an appropriate response to someone who pushes in front of me just as I am approaching the window?
Heus, hic nos omnes in agmine sunt!
Perscriptio in manibus tabellarorium est.
Noli inferre te in agmen!
Non, mihi ignosce, credo ME insequentem esse.
As we settled into our seats, popcorn and soft drinks in hand, I turned to my companion and said, "Sedilia haec, nonne praestant?" What rhetorical question did I just pose?
These are great seats, aren't they?
Popcorn kind of makes you thirsty, doesn't it?
Great day for a ballgame, isn't it?
This is the life, isn't it?
Watching the teams warm up, our conversation turned to our favorite musical groups. I, of course, stated that "Caterva carissima mea est Cimictus." What is the name of my favorite group, spearhead of the British Invasion of the 1960s?
The Rolling Stones
The Beach Boys
From music, the conversation turned to television. My favorite game show has always been "Periculum!" By what name do most people refer to this program?
The Price is Right
Wheel of Fortune
My friend is not as fond of game shows as I am, and he asserted, "Spectaculum carissimum est Hawaii Quinque-Nil". What is the more familiar name of his favorite television show?
The highly-educated gentleman sitting behind us in the bleachers decided that one of the baseball players was not performing up to the level expected by loyal fans, and called him a "Pavo absolutus". What English phrase might he have used?
An eager beaver
A couch potato
A dumb bunny
A total turkey
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