Monday, December 12, 2005

For No Reason

Si hoc legere scis, nimium eruditionis habes.

(Hee. I thought you were.)


Gwen said...

I REALLY needed to read something like this today - thank you. My favourite has always been 'pulla delenda est' (the chicken must be destroyed).

argotnaut said...

Wait a minute -- did you get that from me, or did you just _happen_ to find it within the same 12-hour period that I did????

liz said...

I _thought_ I just found it on your blog? Did I follow a link of yours and completely forget that I did?

Andrew said...

I love the Internets!

Centurion: What's this, then? "Romanes eunt domus"? People called Romanes, they go, the house?
Brian: It says, "Romans go home."
Centurion: No, it doesn't! What's the latin for "Roman"? Come on, come on !
Brian: Er, "Romanus"!
Centurion: Goes like?
Brian: Annus.
Centurion: Vocative plural of "Annus" is?
Brian: Er, er, annus, anni, anno, annum, anno, anni... "Romani"!
Centurion: [writes "Romani" over Brian's graffiti] "Eunt"? What is "eunt"? Conjugate the verb, "to go" !
Brian:Er, "Ire".Er, "eo", "is", "it", "imus", "itis", "eunt".
Centurion: So, "eunt" is... ?
Brian Third person plural present indicative, "they go".
Centurion: But, "Romans go home" is an order. So you must use... ? [twists Brian's ear]
Brian: Aaagh! The imperative!
Centurion; Which is...?
Brian: Which is...?
Brian: Aaaaagh! Er, er... "i"!
Centurion: How many Romans?
Brian: Aaaaagh! Plural, plural... er, "ite"!
Centurion: [writes "ite" on wall] "Domus"? Nominative? "Go home" is motion toward, isn't it?
Brian: Dative! [Centurion holds a sword at Brian's throat] Aaagh! Not the dative, not the dative! Er, er... accusative, "ad domum"!
Centurion: But "Domus" takes the locative, which is...?
Brian: Er... "Domum"!
Centurion: [writes "Domum" on wall] Understand? Now, write it out a hundred times.
Brian: Yes, sir. Thank you, sir. Hail Caesar, sir.
Centurion: Hail Caesar! And if it's not done by sunrise, I'll cut your balls off.

liz said...

I'm pretty sure I found the phrase on some unknown (to me) site, and then looked it up to see what it meant, which led to the site I linked to.

argotnaut said...

As you can see on my page, I just bookmarked this on the 11th.

liz said...

No, it looks unfamiliar...I arrived at it by another route.

That is SO weird!

Next you'll be eating black licorice, or I, red.

argotnaut said...

Are you using StumbleUpon? I probably have it there, too.

liz said...


I have pretty much stayed away from it entirely, as I already have plenty of triggers to go web-surfing when I should be working as it stands now.