A quirky little book which enables you to do everyday things in Latin. Here are some examples: Cocktail Party Chit-Chat; Ice Hockey lingo; starting a romantic relationship; ordering dinner; writing a letter; and on and on.
This book has had me in stitches since I opened the front cover. After seeing it on the shelf of my local bookstore I picked it up and "Latin for all Occasions" made my day.
Where else can one read lines like "Prehende uxorem meam, sis!" ("Take my wife, please!") or "Braccae tuae hiant" ("Your fly is open"). For those who have studied Latin or who simply have an appreciation for it, this book is for you. As for me, "Velim sumere Mariam Sanguinariam, sis" ("I'll have a Bloody Mary, please").
There are all manner of everyday and bizarre sayings nicely translated into Latin for your amusement/education/use at a dinner party. Just as with his very funny "French for Cats", the humour lies in the really odd things he has taken the time to translate - things like "I believe that Elvis is still alive". It is a good fun coffee table book, and a must for any serious collector of great humour books.
About the Author:
Founder of National Lampoon magazine, Henry Beard is one of Americas bestselling humor writers. He has written more than ten books, including the classics X-Treme Latin, Bored of the Rings, Miss Piggys Guide to Life, and O.J.s Legal Pad.