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Sally Thompson
2019-10-04 18:02:59 UTC
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I was thumbing through a past copy of The Oldie whilst waiting for dearly
beloved at the horsepiddle today and came across an item about John Davie,
an Oxford don who writes pet epitaphs in Latin <www.deadpetssociety.co.uk>.
It struck me as an incredibly umratic thing to do, and I know that some of
you will appreciate it, won't they Sid.

Here's just one example for those who can't be bothered to go look see.

EBOLI, A MUCH LOVED CAT

FELES NOSTRA IACET VISAM QVAM QVISQVE FOVEBAT.

EBOLI NOMEN ERAT MENTEM OCVLOSQVE MEOS

ET NVNC FORMA CAPIT PELLISQVE PEDVMQVE COLORES.

SAEPE QVIESCEBAT LANGVIDA SOLE CVBANS.

FLVMINIS, A, FRETA TE STYGII NE TVRBIDA VEXENT

NEV TIMEAS MANES; LVCE ANIMOQVE CARENT.



TRANSLATION

Our cat has died, whom everyone wanted to cuddle on sight.

Eboli was her name, and even now my eyes are captured

by her beauty and the colours of her skin and paws.

Often she would rest, lying at ease in the sun.

Ah, may you not be troubled by the churning waters of the river Styx,

or feel alarm at the ghosts; they have no life and no spirit to harm.


Just my contribution to keeping umra alive!
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Sally in Shropshire, UK
Tony Smith Gloucestershire
2019-10-04 18:09:32 UTC
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Like.
BrritSki
2019-10-04 18:12:45 UTC
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Post by Sally Thompson
I was thumbing through a past copy of The Oldie whilst waiting for dearly
beloved at the horsepiddle today
Hope everything went well.

and came across an item about John Davie,
Post by Sally Thompson
an Oxford don who writes pet epitaphs in Latin <www.deadpetssociety.co.uk>.
It struck me as an incredibly umratic thing to do, and I know that some of
you will appreciate it, won't they Sid.
TRANSLATION
Our cat has died, whom everyone wanted to cuddle on sight.
That's lovely...
Sid Nuncius
2019-10-04 18:18:49 UTC
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Post by Sally Thompson
I was thumbing through a past copy of The Oldie whilst waiting for dearly
beloved at the horsepiddle today and came across an item about John Davie,
an Oxford don who writes pet epitaphs in Latin <www.deadpetssociety.co.uk>.
It struck me as an incredibly umratic thing to do, and I know that some of
you will appreciate it, won't they Sid.
I liked the example, but I do need to correct what seems to be a
misapprehension: I have no Latin. I have never studied it at all at any
level. The snippets I have picked up are largely from Renaissance
settings of religious texts, which I listen to a lot because I love the
music. The rest is a mixture of guesswork and blatant bovine excrement.

Do not buy a used Latin phrase from this man. :o)
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Sid (Make sure Matron is away when you reply)
Chris McMillan
2019-10-04 21:06:08 UTC
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Post by Sally Thompson
I was thumbing through a past copy of The Oldie whilst waiting for dearly
beloved at the horsepiddle today and came across an item about John Davie,
an Oxford don who writes pet epitaphs in Latin <www.deadpetssociety.co.uk>.
It struck me as an incredibly umratic thing to do, and I know that some of
you will appreciate it, won't they Sid.
I liked the example, but I do need to correct what seems to be a
misapprehension: I have no Latin. I have never studied it at all at any
level. The snippets I have picked up are largely from Renaissance
settings of religious texts, which I listen to a lot because I love the
music. The rest is a mixture of guesswork and blatant bovine excrement.
Do not buy a used Latin phrase from this man. :o)
Giggle

Sincerely Chris
Jim Easterbrook
2019-10-05 07:26:18 UTC
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Post by Sid Nuncius
The rest is a mixture of guesswork and blatant bovine excrement.
You don't fancy a turn at being prime minister do you?
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Jim <http://www.jim-easterbrook.me.uk/>
1959/1985? M B+ G+ A L- I- S- P-- CH0(p) Ar++ T+ H0 Q--- Sh0
Sid Nuncius
2019-10-05 09:15:57 UTC
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Post by Jim Easterbrook
Post by Sid Nuncius
The rest is a mixture of guesswork and blatant bovine excrement.
You don't fancy a turn at being prime minister do you?
:o)

Not just at the moment, thank you.
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Penny
2019-10-05 13:29:13 UTC
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On Sat, 5 Oct 2019 10:15:57 +0100, Sid Nuncius
Post by Sid Nuncius
Post by Jim Easterbrook
Post by Sid Nuncius
The rest is a mixture of guesswork and blatant bovine excrement.
You don't fancy a turn at being prime minister do you?
:o)
Not just at the moment, thank you.
I don't blame you.
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Penny
Annoyed by The Archers since 1959
Mike Ruddock
2019-10-06 11:41:05 UTC
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Post by Penny
On Sat, 5 Oct 2019 10:15:57 +0100, Sid Nuncius
Post by Sid Nuncius
Post by Jim Easterbrook
Post by Sid Nuncius
The rest is a mixture of guesswork and blatant bovine excrement.
You don't fancy a turn at being prime minister do you?
:o)
Not just at the moment, thank you.
I don't blame you.
When he (BJ) dropped out of the race to be PM, leaving T May as the
default winner, I assumed Boris has withdrawn because he had realised
that the path immediately ahead for the PM would be very rocky and he
wanted to wait until TM had done the heavy lifting. BJ expected to come
into power after TM had been thrown out having failed to please every-
(arguably, any-) body.
I wonder if he is regretting his earlier action now.

Mike Ruddock

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