TOXIC is  @OxfordWords ’ 2018 Word of the Year. τοξον is the ancient Greek for bow, hence the adjective τοξικος : having to do with archery. φαρμακον is the Greek for medicine. φαρμακον τοξικον - a poison smeared on arrows - entered Latin as TOXICUM, taking on the meaning of ‘poison’.
       
     
 non ducor, duco : I am not led, I lead. A traditional Latin saying, and a fine example of the relationship between an active and a passive verb.
       
     
 My friend’s neighbours’ kids chalked up dozens of jokes on their footpath yesterday. This was his favourite.
       
     
 pig Latin
       
     
 papilio  is the Latin word for butterfly. The name relates to the verb palpitare which means ‘to flutter’. There are several theories for the English ‘butterfly’, one being an old Anglo-Saxon belief that the colourful insects liked to steal milk and whey.
       
     
 CambridgeHaiku cena confecta nunc Cerberus in via contentus dormit  audi me iudex Hermogenes est mendax  anulum habet  cur tu me vexas nam flocci non facio num actor adsit  scisne tu cur sit athletica iratus nasus fractus est  Cerberus tristis cum domino mansit et custodiebat
       
     
 Rude Latin!
       
     
 felem sane sine rictu saepe vidi, Alicia meditata est, sed rictum sine fele numquam vidi! res est omnium maxime singularis quas umquam vidi!   Well! I've often seen a cat without a grin, thought Alice, but a grin without a cat! It's the most curious thing I ever saw in my life!
       
     
 Latine scribere mihi perplacet!
       
     
 bos bovis f cow
       
     
 di immortales, Twitter. Don’t you think that’s a little harsh?
       
     
 ecce Nexus! ecce Zelda! ecce Nexus et Zelda! Nexus est canis. Zelda non canis sed feles est. Nexus est canis fortis. Zelda est feles fortis. Nexus scit Zeldam felem fortem esse. Zelda scit Nexum canem fortem esse. Nexo placet cum Zelda explorare. Zeldae placet cum Nexo explorare.
       
     
 It’s official. My broken computer cannnot be fixed. It has served me well since 2010, but the time has come to say goodbye. in perpetuum, computatorium, ave atque vale.
       
     
Pax Romana?
       
     
 in solis radiis (cum dinosauro)
       
     
 ecce! Grumio est in culina. quid facit Grumio in culina? Grumio in culina coquit. potesne videre Grumionem in culina coquentem? scisne quid Grumio in culina coquat? puto Grumionem pavonem in culina coquere. nam pavo a Grumione saepe coquitur. quid coquere tibi maxime placet?
       
     
 ‘complexus gratuiti’ means *free hugs* in Latin.
       
     
 Today Legonium honours Barbara Bell and Helen Forte, the co-creatores of Minimus, ‘the mouse that made Latin cool’. gratias vobis agimus, Barbara et Helena.
       
     
 Perseus, heros noster, Medusam spectat.
       
     
 The ancient Romans believed the leopard (leopardus) to be a hybrid of lion (leo) and panther (pardus). In truth, the beautiful African black panther is a melanistic variant of the leopard. Melanism (from the Greek μελανός) is the development of dark skin pigmentation. cf albinism
       
     
 Metella est in horto. Metella in horto stat. potesne videre Metellam in horto stantem? scisne cur Metella in horto stet? fortasse aliquis Metellam iussit in horto stare. fortasse in horto stare Metellae perplacet. tantum scio Metellam in horto stare. Cerberus quoque adest. euge!
       
     
 Caecilius est in horto. Caecilius in horto sedet. potesne videre Caecilium in horto sedentem? scisne cur Caecilus in horto sedeat? fortasse aliquis Caecilium iussit in horto sedere. fortasse in horto sedere Caecilio perplacet. tantum scio Caecilium in horto sedere. ubi tu sedes?
       
     
et tu, Grute?
       
     
 et in Arcadia (L)ego
       
     
 ailuropoda melanoleuca (cum militibus)
       
     
 divorum antiquorum amorem ostendamus : let’s show [our] love of the ancient gods.     Which goddess or god of the ancient world do you (most) admire, and why?
       
     
 quo modo nunc bos spadix?  spadix, -icis adj chestnut-brown
       
     
 You are given twenty four hours with a time machine. You may go to any part of the ancient Roman world at any time in its history. Where and when do you go, and how do your spend your day there?
       
     
 Not everything is better in Latin…
       
     
 Lego turns 60 today! dies natalis felix tibi sit, Lego! Happy 60th Birthday, from Legonium.
       
     
 nix in Aegypto raro cadit : snow rarely falls in Egypt.
       
     
 Doyouthinkhesaurus?
       
     
 Pico Laraque, duo feles callidissimi, universitatem Oxoniensem visunt.
       
     
 Well, maybe one day....
       
     
 Nothing to say here. I just REALLY like this photo.
       
     
 nauta laetus
       
     
 ego amo Novam Eboracam
       
     
 TOXIC is  @OxfordWords ’ 2018 Word of the Year. τοξον is the ancient Greek for bow, hence the adjective τοξικος : having to do with archery. φαρμακον is the Greek for medicine. φαρμακον τοξικον - a poison smeared on arrows - entered Latin as TOXICUM, taking on the meaning of ‘poison’.
       
     

TOXIC is @OxfordWords’ 2018 Word of the Year. τοξον is the ancient Greek for bow, hence the adjective τοξικος : having to do with archery. φαρμακον is the Greek for medicine. φαρμακον τοξικον - a poison smeared on arrows - entered Latin as TOXICUM, taking on the meaning of ‘poison’.

 non ducor, duco : I am not led, I lead. A traditional Latin saying, and a fine example of the relationship between an active and a passive verb.
       
     

non ducor, duco : I am not led, I lead. A traditional Latin saying, and a fine example of the relationship between an active and a passive verb.

 My friend’s neighbours’ kids chalked up dozens of jokes on their footpath yesterday. This was his favourite.
       
     

My friend’s neighbours’ kids chalked up dozens of jokes on their footpath yesterday. This was his favourite.

 pig Latin
       
     

pig Latin

 papilio  is the Latin word for butterfly. The name relates to the verb palpitare which means ‘to flutter’. There are several theories for the English ‘butterfly’, one being an old Anglo-Saxon belief that the colourful insects liked to steal milk and whey.
       
     

papilio is the Latin word for butterfly. The name relates to the verb palpitare which means ‘to flutter’. There are several theories for the English ‘butterfly’, one being an old Anglo-Saxon belief that the colourful insects liked to steal milk and whey.

 CambridgeHaiku cena confecta nunc Cerberus in via contentus dormit  audi me iudex Hermogenes est mendax  anulum habet  cur tu me vexas nam flocci non facio num actor adsit  scisne tu cur sit athletica iratus nasus fractus est  Cerberus tristis cum domino mansit et custodiebat
       
     

CambridgeHaiku cena confecta nunc Cerberus in via contentus dormit audi me iudex Hermogenes est mendax anulum habet cur tu me vexas nam flocci non facio num actor adsit scisne tu cur sit athletica iratus nasus fractus est Cerberus tristis cum domino mansit et custodiebat

 Rude Latin!
       
     

Rude Latin!

 felem sane sine rictu saepe vidi, Alicia meditata est, sed rictum sine fele numquam vidi! res est omnium maxime singularis quas umquam vidi!   Well! I've often seen a cat without a grin, thought Alice, but a grin without a cat! It's the most curious thing I ever saw in my life!
       
     

felem sane sine rictu saepe vidi, Alicia meditata est, sed rictum sine fele numquam vidi! res est omnium maxime singularis quas umquam vidi!

Well! I've often seen a cat without a grin, thought Alice, but a grin without a cat! It's the most curious thing I ever saw in my life!

 Latine scribere mihi perplacet!
       
     

Latine scribere mihi perplacet!

 bos bovis f cow
       
     

bos bovis f cow



 di immortales, Twitter. Don’t you think that’s a little harsh?
       
     

di immortales, Twitter. Don’t you think that’s a little harsh?

 ecce Nexus! ecce Zelda! ecce Nexus et Zelda! Nexus est canis. Zelda non canis sed feles est. Nexus est canis fortis. Zelda est feles fortis. Nexus scit Zeldam felem fortem esse. Zelda scit Nexum canem fortem esse. Nexo placet cum Zelda explorare. Zeldae placet cum Nexo explorare.
       
     

ecce Nexus! ecce Zelda! ecce Nexus et Zelda! Nexus est canis. Zelda non canis sed feles est. Nexus est canis fortis. Zelda est feles fortis. Nexus scit Zeldam felem fortem esse. Zelda scit Nexum canem fortem esse. Nexo placet cum Zelda explorare. Zeldae placet cum Nexo explorare.

 It’s official. My broken computer cannnot be fixed. It has served me well since 2010, but the time has come to say goodbye. in perpetuum, computatorium, ave atque vale.
       
     

It’s official. My broken computer cannnot be fixed. It has served me well since 2010, but the time has come to say goodbye. in perpetuum, computatorium, ave atque vale.

Pax Romana?
       
     
Pax Romana?
 in solis radiis (cum dinosauro)
       
     

in solis radiis (cum dinosauro)

 ecce! Grumio est in culina. quid facit Grumio in culina? Grumio in culina coquit. potesne videre Grumionem in culina coquentem? scisne quid Grumio in culina coquat? puto Grumionem pavonem in culina coquere. nam pavo a Grumione saepe coquitur. quid coquere tibi maxime placet?
       
     

ecce! Grumio est in culina. quid facit Grumio in culina? Grumio in culina coquit. potesne videre Grumionem in culina coquentem? scisne quid Grumio in culina coquat? puto Grumionem pavonem in culina coquere. nam pavo a Grumione saepe coquitur. quid coquere tibi maxime placet?

 ‘complexus gratuiti’ means *free hugs* in Latin.
       
     

‘complexus gratuiti’ means *free hugs* in Latin.

 Today Legonium honours Barbara Bell and Helen Forte, the co-creatores of Minimus, ‘the mouse that made Latin cool’. gratias vobis agimus, Barbara et Helena.
       
     

Today Legonium honours Barbara Bell and Helen Forte, the co-creatores of Minimus, ‘the mouse that made Latin cool’. gratias vobis agimus, Barbara et Helena.

 Perseus, heros noster, Medusam spectat.
       
     

Perseus, heros noster, Medusam spectat.

 The ancient Romans believed the leopard (leopardus) to be a hybrid of lion (leo) and panther (pardus). In truth, the beautiful African black panther is a melanistic variant of the leopard. Melanism (from the Greek μελανός) is the development of dark skin pigmentation. cf albinism
       
     

The ancient Romans believed the leopard (leopardus) to be a hybrid of lion (leo) and panther (pardus). In truth, the beautiful African black panther is a melanistic variant of the leopard. Melanism (from the Greek μελανός) is the development of dark skin pigmentation. cf albinism



 Metella est in horto. Metella in horto stat. potesne videre Metellam in horto stantem? scisne cur Metella in horto stet? fortasse aliquis Metellam iussit in horto stare. fortasse in horto stare Metellae perplacet. tantum scio Metellam in horto stare. Cerberus quoque adest. euge!
       
     

Metella est in horto. Metella in horto stat. potesne videre Metellam in horto stantem? scisne cur Metella in horto stet? fortasse aliquis Metellam iussit in horto stare. fortasse in horto stare Metellae perplacet. tantum scio Metellam in horto stare. Cerberus quoque adest. euge!

 Caecilius est in horto. Caecilius in horto sedet. potesne videre Caecilium in horto sedentem? scisne cur Caecilus in horto sedeat? fortasse aliquis Caecilium iussit in horto sedere. fortasse in horto sedere Caecilio perplacet. tantum scio Caecilium in horto sedere. ubi tu sedes?
       
     

Caecilius est in horto. Caecilius in horto sedet. potesne videre Caecilium in horto sedentem? scisne cur Caecilus in horto sedeat? fortasse aliquis Caecilium iussit in horto sedere. fortasse in horto sedere Caecilio perplacet. tantum scio Caecilium in horto sedere. ubi tu sedes?

et tu, Grute?
       
     
et tu, Grute?
 et in Arcadia (L)ego
       
     

et in Arcadia (L)ego

 ailuropoda melanoleuca (cum militibus)
       
     

ailuropoda melanoleuca (cum militibus)

 divorum antiquorum amorem ostendamus : let’s show [our] love of the ancient gods.     Which goddess or god of the ancient world do you (most) admire, and why?
       
     

divorum antiquorum amorem ostendamus : let’s show [our] love of the ancient gods.

Which goddess or god of the ancient world do you (most) admire, and why?

 quo modo nunc bos spadix?  spadix, -icis adj chestnut-brown
       
     

quo modo nunc bos spadix? spadix, -icis adj chestnut-brown

 You are given twenty four hours with a time machine. You may go to any part of the ancient Roman world at any time in its history. Where and when do you go, and how do your spend your day there?
       
     

You are given twenty four hours with a time machine. You may go to any part of the ancient Roman world at any time in its history. Where and when do you go, and how do your spend your day there?

 Not everything is better in Latin…
       
     

Not everything is better in Latin…

 Lego turns 60 today! dies natalis felix tibi sit, Lego! Happy 60th Birthday, from Legonium.
       
     

Lego turns 60 today! dies natalis felix tibi sit, Lego! Happy 60th Birthday, from Legonium.

 nix in Aegypto raro cadit : snow rarely falls in Egypt.
       
     

nix in Aegypto raro cadit : snow rarely falls in Egypt.

 Doyouthinkhesaurus?
       
     

Doyouthinkhesaurus?

 Pico Laraque, duo feles callidissimi, universitatem Oxoniensem visunt.
       
     

Pico Laraque, duo feles callidissimi, universitatem Oxoniensem visunt.

 Well, maybe one day....
       
     

Well, maybe one day....

 Nothing to say here. I just REALLY like this photo.
       
     

Nothing to say here. I just REALLY like this photo.

 nauta laetus
       
     

nauta laetus

 ego amo Novam Eboracam
       
     

ego amo Novam Eboracam