Saturday, April 14, 2012

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Latin Genealogy Sayings

It's Saturday Night - time for some Genealogy Fun!!!

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (come on, it's easy this week, and you'll laugh) is to:

1)  Find some of your favorite sayings, aphorisms, jokes, etc. They can be genealogy-related, or not.

2)  Translate them into Latin using Google Translate (

3)  Share them with us in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a Facebook status line or Google Plus Stream post (impress your non-genealogy friends with your Latin skills!).

4)  Of course, you could translate the Latin you read back (on my blog, or the blogs of others) into English (or your native language) using Google Translate too to see who was really funny, or mean, or romantic  If you want to be really fancy, you could translate your sayings into any other language that uses Google Translate and really confuse all of us.  

Here's five of mine:

*  Venit mi, ut i tibi mea genealogia spelunca

*  Ostende mihi si tibi ostendam tibi ahnentafel

*  Genealogia est non amatsuus an nimiam

*  Communio domus mea tergo insignia - quod rectum

*  Ego non adhæsitsum antecessor provocatus

Who can guess what these say in English?

Your turn - go for it!!!

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Dorene from Ohio said...

I only have one entry, as I am unpacking from the conference of the Ohio Genealogical Society in Cleveland:

Ego amare genealogia Conferentiae!


I love genealogy conferences!

Had a wonderful, and I got to meet some GeneaBloggers in person!

Andrew Hatchett said...

As Granny said...
"Neque desideratum nec esse voluistis petere - et in futuro erit!"

"Your approval has been neither asked for nor desired - and such will be true in the future!"

Pam Beveridge said...

Whoa! Non multa, ut duodecim, facite

A man from Maine sees grapefruit for the first time when the A&P opens:

Whoa, don't take many of them to make a dozen, do it!

Julie said...

This isn't quite genealogical, rendering but it hung on my grandmothers wall and I believe my mother did the needle work it is one of my favorites!

Hodie est cras anxius de heri

Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday

Magda said...

Clamo, clamatis, omnes clamamus pro glace lactis

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.

Heather Wilkinson Rojo said...

"Si hoc legere scis, nimis eruditionis habes" translation: If you can read this you are over educated!