Skip to comments.Christendom College Student Won’t Shut Up With The Latin Already
Posted on 04/11/2013 11:42:31 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
Salem, ORFriends of Christendom College freshman Ben Tate reported this week that he hasnt shut up with the whole Latin thing since returning for spring break. The 19-year-old undergrad had just recently returned from Front Royal, Virginia for break when friends began to notice there was something different about him. Well, we knew there was something wrong with him the moment we picked him up from the airport, longtime friend Roger McNerney told Eye of the Tiber. When we asked how things were going, he just sat back, took a deep breath and said, Deus bonum est, my friends
est. McNerney went on to say that he and other friends are suspicious that Tate sometimes just makes up his own Latin, ending English words with -eum and -eus, knowing that no one else knows the language, and therefore cannot call him out on it. Look
I may not know Latin, but I do know BS. I asked him what he thought about the whole North Korea thing and he came back with, Well, as Socrates once said, Situatsionem non est goodum. The family of the 19-year-old sophomore would not return our calls, but a spokesman for the Tate family have asked the public to keep their insufferable son in their prayers.
NOT. Dominic go friscum.
Non illegitimi carborundum!
Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres, quarum Unum. . . .
No, wait, that’s a quote from a guy on the other team . . . .
Deus is a masculine nominative singular, amice, and thus is bonus.
Deus Bonus. Tu quoque.
Secondly, those North Korean Army chicks are probably closer to being orthodox Christians than the LCWR.
AND ... they're better looking.
I wouldn't know. Have you been checking both groups out? Does Mrs. Bustard know?
The LCWR types have actively rejected the Gospel.
The North Korean Army chicks have probably never heard the Gospel.
As for 'better looking' ...
It should be immediately obvious even to the most casual observer.
Mrs. Bustard, however, is without question the Most Beautiful Woman in the World.
There was a scene in The Life of Brian in which a Roman sentry caught Brian trying to paint “Romans go home!” but mangling the phrase (”Romanus eunt domum”?). He got a lesson in grammar at the point of a short sword and was told to paint it correctly 100 times on the wall.
Charley: Dominus vobiscum nabisco. Espiritu sanctum. De gustibus.
[hands Johnny a part of a tommy gun] So long, Johnny.
Me gustibus. You gustibus. We missed the bus. They missed the bus.
[hands Johnny another piece of the gun] Be brave, huh, Johnny.
When’s the next bus?
[begins putting the gun together behind the wardens back] Always, Nails.
Summa cum laude. Magna cum laude. The radio’s too laude. Adeste fidelis.
[gives Johnny another piece] Good luck, Johnny.
Centra fidelis. High fidelis.
[struggling to put it together] Why didn’t I take shop?
Post meridian. Ante meridian. Uncle meridian. All of the little meridians.
[adds another piece] Bye bye, Johnny.
[adds piece to gun] Bye, Rock.
Magna carta. Master charga.
[hands piece to Johnny] Spit in his eye, Johnny!
[finishes putting the gun together] OK, rabbi.
[opens his bible to reveal the guns clip] Dum procellas. Lotsa Vitalis.
Non forgessimum est, discipule, bonum non semper adjectivum sed etiam nominativum.
No, if he intended to say that God is The Good, then bonum is correct. It can be either bonus or bonum, but means something different depending on which ending you employ.
Eye of Tiber is a satire site, in case people didn’t realize that.
Duo fistus, cranium orbitus, et linoleum.
I thought “bonus” made more sense, but out of curiosity I used Bing search for the phrase, and—wouldn’t you know it?—came up with this: