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#666794 - Wed Nov 09 2011 10:45 AM Tampered Quotes
gillyharold Offline
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The following were reportedly winners in a New York Magazine contest in which contestants were to take a well-known expression in a foreign language, change a single letter, and provide a definition for the new expression.

HARLEZ-VOUS FRANCAIS?
Can you drive a French motorcycle?
IDIOS AMIGOS
We're wild and crazy guys!
VENI, VIPI, VICI
I came, I'm a very important person, I conquered.
COGITO EGGO SUM
I think; therefore I am a waffle.
RIGOR MORRIS
The cat is dead.
RESPONDEZ S'IL VOUS PLAID
Honk if you're Scottish.
QUE SERA SERF
Life is feudal.
LE ROI EST MORT. JIVE LE ROI.
The king is dead. No kidding.
POSH MORTEM
Death styles of the rich and famous.
PRO BOZO PUBLICO
Support your local clown.
MONAGE A TROIS
I am three years old.
FELIX NAVIDAD
Our cat has a boat.
HASTE CUISINE
Fast French food.
VENI, VIDI, VICE
I came, I saw, I partied.
QUIP PRO QUO
A fast retort.
ALOHA OY
Love; greetings; farewell; from such a pain you should never know.
MAZEL TON
Tons of luck.
PORTE-KOCHERE
Sacramental wine.
ICH LIEBE RICH
I'm really crazy about having dough.
FUI GENERIS
What's mine is mine.
VISA LA FRANCE
Don't leave your chateau without it.
CA VA SANS DIRT
And that's not gossip.
MERCI RIEN
Thanks for nothin'!
AMICUS PURIAE
Platonic friend.
L'ETAT, C'EST MOO
I'm bossy around here.
Cogito, ergo spud
I think, therefore I Yam. (OK, more than one letter.)
VENI, VIDI, VELCRO
I came, I saw, I stuck around (OK, another exception.)

Here are more in a similar vein:

"Cogito ergo Spam"
(I'm pink therefore I'm Spam)
"Domino vobiscum"
(The pizza dude is here)
"Auda similarum ad seattles"
(They all sound like Pearl Jam)
"Sharpei diem"
(Sieze the wrinkled dog)
"Nucleo predicus dispella conducticus"
(Remove foil before microwaving)
"Motorolus interruptus"
(Hold on, I'm going into a tunnel)
"Il guyus nissanem iste ickye"
(That Nissan guy gives me the creeps)
"Bodicus mutilatimus, unemploymi forevercus"
(Better take the nose ring out before the job interview)
"E puribus tupac"
(Rap is everywhere)
"Robotisticus governantimus inevitabilitus"
(Al Gore is going to be President)
"Ignoramus microsoftus multa pecunia dat"
(Yeah, where DO I want to go today?)
"Et tu, pluribus unum"
(The government just stabbed me in the back)
"Nunc tutus exitus computarus"
(It is now safe to turn off your computer)



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#666873 - Wed Nov 09 2011 03:46 PM Re: Tampered Quotes
ren33 Offline
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Those are hilarious! Thankyou!
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#666875 - Wed Nov 09 2011 04:18 PM Re: Tampered Quotes
klinski_1987 Offline
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Registered: Mon May 30 2011
Posts: 60
Loc: Wisconsin USA
I love this one!!!

QUE SERA SERF
Life is feudal.

That is going to be the quote for my main FT profile.
Is there anyone in particular I should give credit to?

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#666876 - Wed Nov 09 2011 04:21 PM Re: Tampered Quotes
mehaul Offline
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Registered: Wed Feb 03 2010
Posts: 6516
Loc: Florida USA
"Viva Texico!"
Long live the oil companies!

"Mi Capa es Su Capa"
I wear Sue's cape when no one's around.

"Chow Mane"
Eat horse hair.

"Tacula rasa"
A clean tackle

"Fartez vous Francais?"
Can you pass gas in French?

"Semper Sidelis"
Always on your side

"In-A-Gadda-Da-Yoda"
Smoking Yoda's garden greens

"Tempus funit"
Time for Fun Trivia


Edited by mehaul (Thu Nov 10 2011 03:50 AM)
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#667118 - Fri Nov 11 2011 12:17 AM Re: Tampered Quotes
david1975 Offline
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Registered: Wed Mar 17 2010
Posts: 13208
Loc: Winnipeg Manitoba Canada     
"Veni, Video, Vici"
I came, I watched a movie, I conquered

"Vigor Mortis"
Intensity of death

"Chow Maine"
Food from The Pine Tree State

"Carpe Dino"
Seize the dinosaur

"The Three Mousketeers"
Annette for one and one for Annette

"Parlez Moo Francais?"
Can you moo in French?

"Mazel Toy"
Toys of luck

"Haunt Cuisine"
Food for ghosts

"Cogito ergo rum"
I think, therefore I drink

"Ich boom ein Berliner"
I blew up a Berliner

"E purribus unum"
Out of many cats, one


Edited by david1975 (Fri Nov 11 2011 11:30 AM)

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#676279 - Thu Dec 29 2011 09:41 AM Re: Tampered Quotes
naerulinnupesa Offline
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"Ecce hobo"
Take a good look at the man riding on a freight train
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#676317 - Thu Dec 29 2011 02:44 PM Re: Tampered Quotes
mehaul Offline
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Registered: Wed Feb 03 2010
Posts: 6516
Loc: Florida USA
Aqua Piva
Run-off of yellow snow

Felix Navydad
The boat cat's father

Harpe Diem
Mother-in-law's Day

Haurora Borealis
A bad hair day in the northern climes (hat hair)

Semper Cyranos
Long live long noses

Evian go Bragh
Tullamore Dew and water

Fiat Accompli
Doomed Italian sedan

Avant-Tarde
The newest late thing(?)

Fomme fatale
A very sudsy lager

Flere Jacques
Set your brother afire


Edited by mehaul (Sat Dec 31 2011 09:37 PM)
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