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Offline JeramiahhTopic starter

Do you know your Latin phrases?
« on: September 29, 2008, 12:29:58 AM »
A simple game I ran into, randomly; name the Latin phrase used today, based off the clues given. I managed to get 6, though I should've known four more.

http://www.sporcle.com/games/latinphrases.php

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Re: Do you know your Latin phrases?
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2008, 01:53:42 AM »
17/18.  I should have known the first one but didn't.

Offline Lilias

Re: Do you know your Latin phrases?
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2008, 02:36:24 AM »
18/18 in 3'20". The first one stumped me for a long time, and just as I considering cheating, it came crashing down on me. (Boy, the less sleep I get, the better the old brain works!)
« Last Edit: September 29, 2008, 03:22:58 AM by Lilias »

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Re: Do you know your Latin phrases?
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2008, 05:02:59 AM »
1:11 remaining, got 18 of 18 ... first one wasn't too bad. It was the blank slate that had me going 'eh?'

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Re: Do you know your Latin phrases?
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2008, 07:36:30 AM »
Missed 5, but I think that they have the college one wrong.  I thought 'highest' was a different word.

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Re: Do you know your Latin phrases?
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2008, 08:09:11 AM »
My first guess was magna. 'Twas wrong and I tried it without the magna... then it hit me. I believe we use them pretty interchangeably. But I think 'magna' is actually 'great' or 'greatest'... thinking about the Magna Carta, which is great document or something similar.

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Re: Do you know your Latin phrases?
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2008, 09:00:19 AM »
*gives in and looks it up*

Okay - summa is higher than magna.  I guess I'm so used to hearing the 'magn-' prefix in terms of big things that I assumed it was the higher honor.

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Re: Do you know your Latin phrases?
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2008, 09:03:04 AM »
I missed the first one because I kept trying to type in "ex post facto" instead of stopping and thinking about the fact that "post" is after.

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Re: Do you know your Latin phrases?
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2008, 09:12:39 AM »
I was trying to use that one for the logical fallacy.  I watch a lot of courtroom video, so I expected I'd know a lot more just from hearing them used. 

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Re: Do you know your Latin phrases?
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2008, 04:46:36 PM »
Finished with 5:44 remaining.  Then again, I loved Latin at school.

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Re: Do you know your Latin phrases?
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2008, 12:13:00 PM »
I know it but I can't spell Latin for a care.

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Re: Do you know your Latin phrases?
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2008, 07:55:14 PM »
17/18 in 3:13.  For some reason de facto just wouldn't come to me, and spelling "Veni, Vidi, Vinci" slowed me down. Of course I didn't take Latin in school, so I still feel pretty good about it.