Latin for All Occasions, subtitled Lingua Latina Occasionibus Omnibus was published in Nov. 1990, by Villard Books, which is a subsidiary of Random House. It was written by Henry Beard.

This book is an amazing compilation of everyday phrases translated into everybody's favorite dead language.

  1. Conversational Latin
    • God! Look at the time! My wife will kill me. - Di! Ecce Hora! Uxor mea me necabit.
    • Royally Screwed - Raptus Regaliter
  2. Informational Latin
    • Thank you for not smoking - Tibi Gratias Agimus Nihil Fumas
    • Don't you dare erase my hard disk! - Ne auderis delere orbem rigidum meum.
  3. Occupational Latin
    • That's the Deal. Take it or Leave it. - Ecce Pactum. Id cape aut id relinque.
    • There's no free lunch - Nulla mensa sine impensa
  4. Recreational Latin
    • Here comes the Zamboni - Huc accedit Zambonis
    • Isn't that lucky! My ball just rolled out of the rough and onto the fairway! - Fortunatus sum! Pila mea de gramine horrido modo in pratum lene recta volvit!
  5. Practical Latin
    • In the good old days, children like you were left to perish on windswept crags - Antiquis temporibus, nati tibi similes in rupibus ventosissimis exponebantur ad necem.
  6. Tactical Latin
    • Do you, by any chance, happen to own a large, yellowish, very flat cat? - Estne tibie forte magna feles fulva et planissima?
    • People will soon be referring to you in the past pluperfect tense. - In tempore praeterito plus quam perfecto de te mox dicent
  7. Cultural Latin
    • How 'bout them Forty-Niners? - Quid sentis de Undequinquagintis?
    • I don't care. If it doesn't rhyme, it isn't a poem. - Non curo. Si metrum non habet, non est poema.
  8. Social Latin
    • May you always misuse the subjunctive! - Utinam modo subiunctivo semper male utaris.
  9. Sensual Latin
    • Do you come here often? - Frequentasne hunc locum?
    • You know, the Romans invented the art of love. - Romani quidem artem amatoriam invenerunt.
  10. Gastronomical Latin
    • Give me a humburger, French Fries, and a thick shake. - Da mihi sis bubulae frustum assae, solana tuberosa in modo Gallico fricta, ac quassum lactatum coagulatum crassum.
  11. Familial Latin
    • Honey, I'm home. - Mellita, domi adsum.
    • I thought you were going to pick up the kids. - Credidi te liberos colligere.
  12. Formal Latin

These are just samples from this excellent book.

  1. Well Known Latin Expressions
    • I came, I saw, I conquered - Veni vidi vici
    • Sieze the day - Carpe diem
    • I think therefore I am - Cognito ergo sum
    • To err is human - Errare est humanum
    • One out of many - E pluribus unum
    • A healthy body in a health mind - Mens sana in corpore sano
  2. "Romantic Gestures"
    • You are beautiful - Pulchra es
    • I think fate brought us together - Credo fatum nos coegisse
    • Your place or mine? - Apudne te vel me?
    • Baby, sweetheart, would I lie to you? - Amicule, deliciae, num is sum qui metiar tibi
  3. Useful Expressions
    • I have a catapult. Give me all the money, or I will fling an enormous rock at your head - Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam
    • I'm rubber, you're glue, what bounces off me, sticks to you - Flexilis sum, gluten es, me resilit, ad te haeret
    • You're fired! - Ego te dimitto!

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