Foreign Language Phrases

  12 Jan 2018

Liners Winners of a New York Magazine contest who were asked to take a well-known statement in a foreign language, change a single letter and provide a definition for the new statement:

  •  RESPONDEZ S’IL VOUS PLAID Honk if you’re Scottish
  •  HARLEZ-VOUS FRANCAIS? Can you drive a French motorcycle? [restrict]
  •  * 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. *
  •  QUE SERA SERF: Life is feudal *
  • LEROI EST MORT, JIVE LEROI:
  • 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 *
  • HASTE CUISINE: Fast French food
  • * QUIP PRO QUO: A fast retort *
  • ALOHA OY: Love; greetings
  • FAREWELL; from such a pain you should never know.
  •  MAZEL TON: Tons of luck
  • * VISA LA FRANCE: Don’t leave your chateau without it *
  • CARNE DIEM: Seize the meat  [/restrict]