Latin

#1
Are there any scholars about who could give me the latin translation of the following please?

"Old Farts with Wooden Rifles".

I made this comment at Bisley at the weekend that some of us could be described thus; and it was suggested that it would make a good (unofficial) motto for those of us still using the No4.
 
#2
Vetus ulterius per nemorosus arma

used an online translator, but had to substitute Arms for rifles

also recal seeing a variant of fart based on the stem "perd"
 
#4
Thanks guys!

The only question I have now is; am I going to be brave enough and have a blazer badge made up with my club badge and surrounded by, "Veti Pedita cum Lignea Arma". :D
 
#6
We have an occasional team playing out of our local pub, the Catherine Wheel. Known as the Old Wheelians, we have our own coat of arms (sic) with the Latin motto "Volvere persestemus" (We'll keep on rolling)...

The joys of a classical education, love of beer and too much time on one's hands...
 
#7
I loved doing latin.....

many years ago now though :D

the latin master used to ask odd questions like what's the latin word for bicycle?

Then you'd get the belt for a stupid answer - well any answer you tried to give becasue...

"The bliddy Romans never had bicycles boy!!!!" WALLOP!!

happy days :D
 
#8
Sparky2339 said:
I loved doing latin.....

many years ago now though :D

the latin master used to ask odd questions like what's the latin word for bicycle?

Then you'd get the belt for a stupid answer - well any answer you tried to give becasue...

"The bliddy Romans never had bicycles boy!!!!" WALLOP!!

happy days :D

btw - you should never ever be made to translate into latin
latin is a dead language - so you only have to translate from latin into other living languages ;)

but i like the style of that teacher :D

and have to admit that i've loved doing latin just as well :)
 
#12
I thought it was....

Veni Vidi Velcro...

I came I saw I stuck around??? :D
 
#15
Henry_Tombs said:
Thanks guys!

The only question I have now is; am I going to be brave enough and have a blazer badge made up with my club badge and surrounded by, "Veti Pedita cum Lignea Arma". :D
My bold.

It just doesn't sound macho, does it?

I like that urban legend that someone was made to translate "ave cesar morituri te salutant" and came out with "caesar's birds are dying from lack of health"

I took 2 years of latin at school but the teacher was my eldest sister's best friend so never had to do much...

Happy days!
 
#16
cascabel said:
Henry_Tombs said:
Thanks guys!

The only question I have now is; am I going to be brave enough and have a blazer badge made up with my club badge and surrounded by, "Veti Pedita cum Lignea Arma". :D
My bold.

It just doesn't sound macho, does it?

I like that urban legend that someone was made to translate "ave cesar morituri te salutant" and came out with "caesar's birds are dying from lack of health"

I took 2 years of latin at school but the teacher was my eldest sister's best friend so never had to do much...

Happy days!

didn't know it had to sound macho :lol:


my bold

and you missed the chance to understand a lot of languages without ever learning them ;)
 
#18
YesItsMe said:
cascabel said:
Henry_Tombs said:
Thanks guys!

The only question I have now is; am I going to be brave enough and have a blazer badge made up with my club badge and surrounded by, "Veti Pedita cum Lignea Arma". :D
My bold.

It just doesn't sound macho, does it?

I like that urban legend that someone was made to translate "ave cesar morituri te salutant" and came out with "caesar's birds are dying from lack of health"

I took 2 years of latin at school but the teacher was my eldest sister's best friend so never had to do much...

Happy days!

didn't know it had to sound macho :lol:


my bold

and you missed the chance to understand a lot of languages without ever learning them ;)
I speak spanish as a first language so it kind of amounts to the same thing...
 
#20
cascabel said:
YesItsMe said:
cascabel said:
Henry_Tombs said:
Thanks guys!

The only question I have now is; am I going to be brave enough and have a blazer badge made up with my club badge and surrounded by, "Veti Pedita cum Lignea Arma". :D
My bold.

It just doesn't sound macho, does it?

I like that urban legend that someone was made to translate "ave cesar morituri te salutant" and came out with "caesar's birds are dying from lack of health"

I took 2 years of latin at school but the teacher was my eldest sister's best friend so never had to do much...

Happy days!

didn't know it had to sound macho :lol:


my bold

and you missed the chance to understand a lot of languages without ever learning them ;)
I speak spanish as a first language so it kind of amounts to the same thing...

though it's rather italian than spanish - but to some extent you're right :)
 

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