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Heh, I really like this...
COGITO, ERGO SPUD - I think, therefore I Yam.

New York Magazine ran a competition in which contestants were asked to take a well-known expression in another language, change a single letter and provide a definition for the new expression.

Here are the responses:

HARLEZ-VOUS FRANCAIS? - Can you drive a French motorcycle?
IDIOS AMIGOS - We're wild and crazy guys!
VENI, VIPI, VICI - I came, I'm a very important person, I conquered.
COGITO, EGGO SUM - I think; therefore I am a waffle.
RIGOR MORRIS - The cat is dead.
RESPONDEZ S'IL VOUS PLAID - Honk if you're Scottish.
QUE SERA SERF - Life is feudal.
LE ROI EST MORT. JIVE LE ROI - The king is dead. No kidding.
POSH MORTEM - Death styles of the rich and famous.
PRO BOZO PUBLICO - Support your local clown.
MONAGE A TROIS - I am three years old.
FELIX NAVIDAD - Our cat has a boat.
HASTE CUISINE - Fast French food
VENI, VIDI, VICE - I came, I saw, I partied.
QUIP PRO QUO - A fast retort
MAZEL TON - Tons of luck
APRES MOE LE DELUGE - Larry and Curly got wet.
PORTE-KOCHERE - Sacramental wine
ICH LIEBE RICH - I'm really crazy about having dough.
FUI GENERIS - What's mine is mine.
VISA LA FRANCE - Don't leave your chateau without it.
CA VA SANS DIRT - And that's not gossip.
MERCI RIEN - Thanks for nothing!
AMICUS PURIAE - A Platonic friend
L'ETAT, C'EST MOO - I'm bossy around here.
COGITO, ERGO SPUD - I think, therefore I Yam.
MARCI BEAUCOUP - Marci has just been sick!
By netchicken: posted on 3-3-2005

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