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    Henry Beard(Author)

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From cocktail party chitchat, to bumper stickers, to personal ads--everything you'll ever need to say in perfect Latin! A backlistius bestsellerus.

l party chitchat, to bumper stickers, to personal ads--everything you'll ever need to say in perfect Latin! A backlistius bestsellerus. 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. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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  • PDF | 112 pages
  • Henry Beard(Author)
  • Villard Books; 1 edition (October 17, 1990)
  • English, Latin
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  • By Steven Gruenwald on April 20, 2000

    This is a surprisingly entertaining book. The author makes a valiant and intelligent effort to come up with bona fide (be sure to pronounce the final 'e'!) Latin versions of phrases you have often heard but would never have thought could - or should - be translated. Find out what Cicero might say if you could bring him to your next sporting event, cocktail party, or business meeting. Even if you know almost no Latin, you can follow this guide and use it (if you dare); and even if you never actually use it, it is fun to read. It is more enjoyable yet if you actually understand enough Latin to recognize the creativity involved in devising colloquial translations for common phrases which, to tell the truth, may not mean much in the original American English.By studying this book carefully, you can become erudite, sophisticated, and a real pain in the neck.

  • By A customer on August 30, 1998

    At a time when the classics and Latin are little taught in the schools, this little book is a gem that creates curiosity in my high school students about something a arcane as Latin. I just leave it on my desk with the spine facing the classroom (the clue that the students may take it and read whenever they wish), and this book disappears as soon as one of my students finishes his assigned work. It even inspired one of my girls to major in Latin in College. It provides witticisms and many surprises. Delightful relaxation reading with a good pronunciation guide at the beginning.

  • By Michael on February 14, 2014

    This is a funny book. I was so surprized to see it could be used for Modern satire. My husband and I have shared a few great laughs.

  • By A customer on April 7, 1999

    I have both books of Latin for all Occasions...I dearly love them. Last Christmas I memorized a phrase..and at the annual staff gathering at our parish I hit our priest with a phrase. He looked puzzled and by then everyone was listening intentively to the explanation of what I had muttered....He asked what it was, he couldn't get one of the words....I told him then, pulling myself up to my full 5'1/2" tall heighth to his 6'4" heighth.... "Just what are porkbellies!" He roared, and so did the others...so, I have good things to say about these books. They can spread cheer, as well as educate. I think they are fantastic and need to be on everyone's bookshelves that enjoy the romance languages, and: cheering up this sometimes dreary "too realistic" world we live in.

  • By Guest on September 4, 2000

    I bought this book while taking a Latin Class with a good yet slightly dull teacher. During break we would write little Latin Phrases on the board such as: Nescio qomodo illud in sinum meum intraverit. Really made the class much better.

  • By FrKurt Messick on November 16, 2005

    This is an audio-tape compilation of two of Henry Beard's books, 'Latin for All Occasions' and 'Latin for Even More Occasions'.These wonderful little books were presented to me many years ago after I had completed a Latin seminar. It was a wonderful gift, and I have found much use for the various phrases, and an extraordinary amount of humour that can be derived from the blandest of statements when translated into Latin. For example, the innocuous phrase 'Darn! There goes my beeper!' becomes quite funny in Latin:Heu! Tintinnuntius meus sonat!One has visions of Caesar fumbling through his tunic for some beeping object.So, if you need a little Latin on the golf course (Alterum ictum faciam); on the tennis court (minime latum!), at the beach when spotting a shark (Pistrix! Pistrix!), or you just need to say Illud Latine dici non potest (you can't say that in Latin), you'll be prepared with this volume.It even comes with a section on what to say when at the Vatican (where it might truly come in handy). For instance you might need to say 'Ubi possum potiri petasi similis isti?' when passing a cardinal or nun (translation: Where can I get a hat like that?).After Beard's first book, 'Latin for All Occasions', one might say his second book was a case of deja vu, or prius visum, as the Latin would have it.Who said Latin wasn't useful? Henry Beard, in this volume and its predecessor, demonstrates that it is very useful, and not just for identifying a dish on a menu in Rome that looks suspiciously like the Latin word for 'eel'.Beard notes that even French sounds even better in Latin:Savoir faire = Scire facereNouveau riche = Novissime locupletatusMerde! = Merda!From there we proceed to philosophy:Cogito, ergo sumSum, ergo edo.Cogito sumere potum alterum.(I think, therefore I am. I am, therefore I eat. I think I'll have another drink.)And lest we forget, the memorable Latin phrase for use at a toga party:Toga! Toga! Toga!(memorise this, for it will be on the test)There are things here for sports fans, pop culture fans, those about to celebrate and those who want to be casual. If you want to sound intelligent while saying you think you've just spotted Elvis in the crowd, this book can tell you how to bring up the subject intelligently.If Caesar had had this book, he might have rephrased his famous utterance asVeni, vidi, nates calce concidi! (I came, I saw, I kicked butt!).Divinissimum est!Proving once again, some people have far too much time on their hands. And we are more fortunate for that!So, don't waste your time on watching reruns of Insula Gilliganis or game shows such as Periculum and Rota Fortunae -- pick up this book today, and merge the worlds past and present.Die dulci fruere. (Have a nice day.)

  • By John M. on January 11, 2013

    To put a little fun into studying Latin it fills the bill just fine. I would recommend it as a supplemental reading.

  • By Guest on March 23, 2015

    Very entertaining. I see room for lots more. Some are just silly & useless, others are right on!


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