Discussion in 'Humor' started by NightTrain, Jun 1, 2004.

  1. NightTrain

    NightTrain VIP Member

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    Wasilla, Alaska
    Change One Letter in a Foreign Expression et...violà!

    Ex post fucto
    Lost in the mail.

    Veni, vipi, vici
    I came, I'm a very important person, I conquered.

    Cogito eggo sum
    I think; therefore I 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.

    Pro bozo publico
    Support your local clown.

    Monage à 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
    Fast retort

    Aloha oy
    Love; greetings; farewell; from such a pain you would never know

    Visa la france
    Don't leave your chateau without it

    Amicus puriae
    Platonic friend

    L'état, 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)

    Ich bit ein berliner
    He deserved it.

    The Clearasil doesn't quite cover it up.

    E pluribus anum
    Out of any group, there's always one Asshole.
  2. scubamike

    scubamike Guest

    And some are great with just literal translations:

    Aus einer Mücke einen Elefanten machen.
    lit: To make an elephant out of a mosquito.

    Aus dem letzten Loch pfeifen.
    lit: To whistle out of the last hole.

    Ein Brett vor dem Kopf haben.
    lit: To have a board in front of one's head.

    Den Löffel abgeben.
    lit: To give away the spoon.

    Auf fer Leitung stehen.
    lit: To stand on the cable.

    Den Teufel werde ich tun.
    lit: I'll do the devil.

    Ahhh, but what do they really mean?

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