Lorem Ipsum

Posted Wed, 11/04/2009 by Dave

This was a fun one to write, especially because I don’t have a working knowledge of Latin and had to take the word of the internet for it that these phrases were grammatically correct (please leave any additional corrections in the comments but know nothing will change…unless it’s a truly, truly egregious error.)

Wikipedia turned up a couple of gems that didn’t get used in the comic:
auri sacra fames — accursed hunger for gold
cave nil vino — beware of running out of wine
celerius quam asparagi cocuntur — faster than cooking asparagus
credo quia absurdum est — I believe it because it is absurd (if ever there was a Latin phrase that describes this comic in a nutshell, this is it)
equo ne credite — do not trust the horse
mea navis aĆ«ricumbens anguillis abundat — my hovercraft is full of eels

So, in closing–carpe diem, illegitimi non carborundum and veni back to vidi our comic on Friday.