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8th Feb '16 6:52:43 AM giygasattack
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* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels are primarily set in or around [[CityOfAdventure Ankh-Morpork]], where Latatian, or "very bad doggy Latin", was the former language. As a result, the books have so many examples it almost qualifies for its own sub-page. A favorite joke of Pratchett's is to present English expressions in Latin, where they make no sense literally.
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* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels are primarily set in or around [[CityOfAdventure Ankh-Morpork]], where Latatian, or "very bad doggy Latin", was the former language. As a result, the the books have so many examples it almost qualifies for its own sub-page. A favorite joke of Pratchett's is to present English expressions in Latin, where they make no sense literally.
5th Feb '16 8:56:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* Series/TheAddamsFamily motto from the 1991 film, ''Sic gorgiamus allos subjectos nunc'', allegedly meaning "we gladly feast on those who would subdue us". The correct Latin version of that motto would be something like ''"Qui nos opprimere velint, illos libenter devoramus"'', which translated more literally is: "Who would subdue us, them we gladly devour." (The order is unusual in English, but it is natural in Latin.).'' * The BigBad in ''{{Enchanted}}'' makes all her magical incantations in something Latinesque.
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* Series/TheAddamsFamily Film/TheAddamsFamily motto from the 1991 film, ''Sic gorgiamus allos subjectos nunc'', allegedly meaning "we gladly feast on those who would subdue us". The correct Latin version of that motto would be something like ''"Qui nos opprimere velint, illos libenter devoramus"'', which translated more literally is: "Who would subdue us, them we gladly devour." (The order is unusual in English, but it is natural in Latin.).'' * The BigBad in ''{{Enchanted}}'' ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' makes all her magical incantations in something Latinesque.

* The beginning of the escape sequence from ''JohnnyDangerously'' has one of his {{Mooks}} pretending to be a priest giving him the last rites:
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* The beginning of the escape sequence from ''JohnnyDangerously'' ''Film/JohnnyDangerously'' has one of his {{Mooks}} pretending to be a priest giving him the last rites:
29th Jan '16 3:35:45 PM Adept
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* Speaking of Iraq, ''Series/GenerationKill'' has a kinda mixed up one: "semper {{Gumby}}", "always flexible".
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* Speaking of Iraq, ''Series/GenerationKill'' has a kinda mixed up one: "semper {{Gumby}}", ''WesternAnimation/{{Gumby}}''", "always flexible".
22nd Jan '16 4:03:48 PM nombretomado
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* Most of the spells in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' were (loosely) based on Latin ("Expelliarmus", "Wingardium Leviosa", etc.) Most of them sounded decent, but occasionally one more obvious would enter the mix, such as "Petrificus Totalus" -- the Full Body Bind, or "Riddikulus", the spell to turn a Boggart into something hilarious. It's also used to give several characters punny names (Lupin the werewolf, Ludo the gaming official, etc). This becomes especially amusing in the audiobooks read by StephenFry, who actually knows Latin. [[GeniusBonus It's funny to hear him giving real pronunciation to fake words.]]
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* Most of the spells in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' were (loosely) based on Latin ("Expelliarmus", "Wingardium Leviosa", etc.) Most of them sounded decent, but occasionally one more obvious would enter the mix, such as "Petrificus Totalus" -- the Full Body Bind, or "Riddikulus", the spell to turn a Boggart into something hilarious. It's also used to give several characters punny names (Lupin the werewolf, Ludo the gaming official, etc). This becomes especially amusing in the audiobooks read by StephenFry, Creator/StephenFry, who actually knows Latin. [[GeniusBonus It's funny to hear him giving real pronunciation to fake words.]]
16th Jan '16 10:36:20 PM nombretomado
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** ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strigiphilus_garylarsoni Strigiphilus garylarsoni]]'', a biting louse named for the cartoonist of ''TheFarSide'', is only one example.
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** ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strigiphilus_garylarsoni Strigiphilus garylarsoni]]'', a biting louse named for the cartoonist of ''TheFarSide'', ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'', is only one example.
15th Jan '16 1:51:47 PM morenohijazo
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* ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'': Whenever latin is needed, it is granted to be totally - and comically - faux latin. ** In "El Antídoto" ("The Antidote"), the Super has his head turned into a pig's head because of one of Bacterio's inventions, and the pair is sent to search for a medicinal herb to cure him (the titular antidote). Its botanical name is Hierbajus Apestosus Repelentus ("Stinkus Disgustingus Weedus").
10th Jan '16 5:27:20 PM phoenix
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* G.W. Bush dubbed the user community of the Ipod as "podosphere". Too bad that word [[TheBeautifulGame had already a meaning]] in Greek. Hint: ''podos'' = foot, ''sphaira'' = three-dimensional symmetrically round obect...
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* G.W. Bush dubbed the user community of the Ipod as "podosphere". Too bad that word [[TheBeautifulGame [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball had already a meaning]] in Greek. Hint: ''podos'' = foot, ''sphaira'' = three-dimensional symmetrically round obect...
9th Jan '16 10:27:19 AM nombretomado
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** A species of mushroom has been named ''[[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13874049 Spongiforma squarepantsii]]'' in homage to ''SpongebobSquarepants''.
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** A species of mushroom has been named ''[[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13874049 Spongiforma squarepantsii]]'' in homage to ''SpongebobSquarepants''.''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''.
2nd Jan '16 6:44:42 PM Doug86
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* The [[AllInTheManual manual]] for ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSun - Firestorm'' includes "scientific" notes of Dr. Boudreau. These notes have information on the new [[GreenRocks tiberium]]-based lifeforms that have "evolved" in contaminated areas. One of these is commonly known as the tiberium fiend. The eggheads felt the need to label it Canis Tiberius, even though Boudreau herself points out that the fiend has nothing in common with canines, except looking vaguely similar. Dogs aren't generally known for shooting GreenRock spikes at you from their backs. They also aren't horse-sized.
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* The [[AllInTheManual [[AllThereInTheManual manual]] for ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSun - Firestorm'' includes "scientific" notes of Dr. Boudreau. These notes have information on the new [[GreenRocks tiberium]]-based lifeforms that have "evolved" in contaminated areas. One of these is commonly known as the tiberium fiend. The eggheads felt the need to label it Canis Tiberius, even though Boudreau herself points out that the fiend has nothing in common with canines, except looking vaguely similar. Dogs aren't generally known for shooting GreenRock spikes at you from their backs. They also aren't horse-sized.
31st Dec '15 2:18:34 PM Geoduck
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** And in "Stop! Look! And Hasten!" Wile E.'s Burmese Tiger Trap catches [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a Burmese Tiger]], ''Suprisibus! Suprisubus!''
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