Latin for All Occasions

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With more than 200,000 copies in print, Latin for All Occasions and its follow-up, Latin for Even More Occasions, have helped scores of readers harness the language of Caesar and Cicero. Impress your boss with Occupational Latin (Lingua Latina Occupationi); sell your product with Sales Latin (Lingua Latina Mercatoria); flirt with your classics professor with Sensual Latin (Lingua Latina Libidinosa); look like the hipster you are with Pop-Cultural Latin (Lingua Latina Popularis); survive the holidays with Familial...

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With more than 200,000 copies in print, Latin for All Occasions and its follow-up, Latin for Even More Occasions, have helped scores of readers harness the language of Caesar and Cicero. Impress your boss with Occupational Latin (Lingua Latina Occupationi); sell your product with Sales Latin (Lingua Latina Mercatoria); flirt with your classics professor with Sensual Latin (Lingua Latina Libidinosa); look like the hipster you are with Pop-Cultural Latin (Lingua Latina Popularis); survive the holidays with Familial Latin (Lingua Latina Domestica) and Celebrational Latin (Lingua Latina Festiva). It’s all here, whether you’re a student of the language or just want to talk like one.

From cocktail-party banter to climbing the corporate ladder to online dating, Latin for All Occasions features dozens of handy sections, including Las Vegas Latin, Latin for Golfers, Latin for Breakups, Latin for the Politically Correct, and much, much more. In one easy-to-use volume, National Lampoon founder Henry Beard presents hundreds of listings rendered in grammatically accurate classical Latin, with a foolproof pronunciation guide.

Who says Latin is a dead language? From the comic genius who brought us X-Treme Latin comes Latin for All Occasions, guaranteed to help readers delight their friends, insult their enemies, and elevate the public discourse.

Calling ex-alter boys, private-school alumni, and every girl who dreamed of being Audrey Hepburn in A Nun's Story--a sinfully irreverent guide to saying in Latin the things you never read in your prayer or grammar books.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592400805
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/19/2004
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,174,208
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Henry Beard founded the National Lampoon along with Doug Kenney and Rob Hoffmann. Prior to National Lampoon, Beard collaborated with Kenney at the Harvard Lampoon during the late 1960s, producing nationally distributed parodies of Life and Time magazines and a book-length parody of The Lord of the Rings called Bored of the Rings. Since leaving National Lampoon, Beard has authored and co-authored over 30 humor books.

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I.
Conversational Latin
Lingua Latina Conlocutioni

Cocktail Party Chitchat
Hot enough for you?
Satine caloris tibi dies est?
Run into much traffic on the way over?
Eratne turba magna vehiculorum obviam tibi venienti huc?
What do you think I paid for this watch?
Quanto putas mihi stetisse hoc horologium carpale?
You know what I think? I think . . .
Visne scire quid credem? Credo . . .
that all wrestling is fixed.
luctationes omnes praestitutas esse.
that flying saucers are real.
astronaves orbiculares exsistere.
that Elvis is still alive.
Elvem ipsum etiam vivere.
that the weather has been altered by rocket launches.
missiones pyraulorum statum caeli mutavisse.
that no one's barbecue sauce is better than mine.
neminem facere liquamen assatorium melius quam meum.

Conversation Fillers
Is that so?
Ain tu?
Really?
Vero?
You don't say!
Dic! Itane est?
You can say that again!
Hercle qui tu recte dicis!
You know what they say . . .
Ut proverbium loquitur vetus . . .
here today, gone tomorrow.
quod adest hodie, cras aberit.
seen one, seen them all.
uno cum noris, omnia noris.
what goes around, comes around.
circumit ad idem, unde profectum est, reveniet.
que sera, sera.
quod fiet, fiet.

Conversation Enders
God! Look at the time! My wife will kill me!
Di! Ecce hora! Uxor mea me necabit!
Excuse me. Ifive got to see a man about a dog.
Mihi ignosce. Nunc est mihi cum quodam negotium de cane.
Darn! There goes my beeper!
Heu! Tintinnuntius meus sonat!
I'm outta here.
Abeo.
Have a nice day.
Sit hic dies tibi iucundus.
Pithy Latin Expressions
By that very fact.
Ipso facto.
No way.
Nullo modo.
Read my lips.
Lege labia.
A done deal.
Pactum factum.
Fat chance.
Forsitan fiat.
Accidentally on purpose.
Casu consulto.
Royally screwed.
Raptus regaliter.
In a world of hurt.
Oppido dolens.
Hopefully.
Spes est.

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Table of Contents

Contents
INDEX CAPITUM
Preface (Prefatio) vii

I. Conversational Latin (Lingua Latina Conlocutioni) 1
II. Informational Latin (Lingua Latina Nuntiis) 7
III. Occupational Latin (Lingua Latina Occupationi) 15
IV. Recreational Latin (Lingua Latina Oblectamentis) 23
V. Practical Latin (Lingua Latina Utilis) 33
VI. Tactical Latin (Lingua Latina Rationi) 41
VII. Cultural Latin (Lingua Latina Docta) 51
VIII. Social Latin (Lingua Latina Vitae Communi) 59
IX. Sensual Latin (Lingua Latina Libidinosa) 69
X. Gastronomical Latin (Lingua Latina Cenatica) 75
XI. Familial Latin (Lingua Latina Domestica) 83
XII. Formal Latin (Lingua Latina Ritibus) 91
XIII. Casual Latin (Lingua Latina Quotidiana) 97
XIV. Personal Latin (Lingua Latina Propria) 105
XV. Convivial Latin (Lingua Latina Hilaris) 113
XVI. International Latin (Lingua Latina Foris) 121
XVII. Essential Latin (Lingua Latina Necessaria) 129
XVIII. Pop-Cultural Latin (Lingua Latina Popularis) 141
XIX. Celebrational Latin (Lingua Latina Festiva) 153
XX. A Brief Guide to Latin Pronunciation

(Locutio Linguae Latinae Paucis Verbis Explanatur) 163
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  • Posted July 31, 2011

    Quite fun

    The book is divided into different situations in which you can "use" Latin. The English translations of the Latin are quite amusing and a good chuckle. The indexing is user-friendly. So far I have found few to none of the typographical errors found in electronically converted books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2007

    Latin for All Occasions

    If you like Extreme Latin, you have to read this book 'and vice versa'!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2007

    Wonderful

    Latin for All Occasions is a humorous modern Latin phrasebook, featuring such sections as 'Bald-Faced Lies Are Less Bald-Faced in Latin' and 'In the Vatican' ('Where can I get a hat like that?'). For all the things you always wanted to say in Latin but never knew how, this is the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2000

    Useful as well as humorous.

    Great! I knew as soon as I saw the advertisement for this on a postcard at a college bookstore that I would like it, and I did. Not only is it very humorous (how does Beard get so many utterly perfect cliche's from so many fields?) but also helped me in my Latin studies because it bridges the gap between the ancient language and modern technology like computers, television, The Beatles, and candy bars--words for which didn't exist in ancient Rome, but were carefully and logically synthesized for this book. Ergo, I'd say the book has benefit far beyond humor: it brings Latin up-to-date and turns it into a useful modern language. Infelix: I found 1-2 errors, and I wish Beard had given a derivation of his terms.

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