nolite te bastardes carborundorum : this mock Latin saying from the HandmaidsTale has a history; MargaretAtwood says that it was already a joke in her childhood classroom. Carborundorum was once the brandname of an industrial abrasive. Don’t let the bastards grind you down.
On this day - mirabile dictu - the Legonium Twitter account reached 42 hundred follows. Euge! To celebrate, here is a picture of Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, Tricia McMillan (aka Trillian) and Marvin the Paranoid Android.
DRACO DORMIENS NUNQUAM TITILLANDUS : A sleeping (dormiens) dragon (draco) ought to be tickled (titillandus) never (nunquam). The Hogwarts school motto.
o speculum magicum in pariete pendis pulcherrima in patria narra mihi sit quis.
Can you pick this Latinised Beatle's lyric? oculis clausis vivere facile est, male intellegens omnia quae vides. difficile fit aliquis esse sed omnibus rebus finis bonus datur, non est magni momenti mihi.
gratulor tibi, Jodie Whittaker, et tertio decimo Medico et primae Medicae.
libri scribentur de Harrio - nomen eius noverint liberi omnes - there will be books written about Harry - every child will know his name!
agite senatores congressusque socii et voci quaeso oboedite - come senators, members of congress, and please heed the call
abhinc annos quinquaginta... It was fifty years ago today...
A dancing demon? No, something isn't right there.
nos omnes in nave submarina flava habitamus - We all Live in a Yellow Submarine
opus est tibi tantum amore - All You Need is Love
dum cithera mea Hispanica leniter lacrimat - While my Guitar Gently Weeps
ego sum odobenus rosmarus - I am the Walrus
per balneoli fenestram ea intravit - she came in through the bathroom window
satis bene valeo auxilio amicorum - I get by with a Little Help from my Friends