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March 2007
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she walks this earth, seeking but one thing... posting in a coffeehouse of gathering, sharing, laughing
regular: illuminant_love
seated: 2007-03-01 20:50
TOPIC: hmmmmm
vocal level: Public
labels:contest
i guess i picked a week that everyone was busy.

sooooooo

yay anisette_toast!  you win the prize for taking me seriously.  *love*

and the answers are....

1) I've often seen such aeroplanes taking off vertically
2) If the heat is at all oppressive, let's keep the sun out with the help of the venetian blinds
3) Then we'll go to a nightclub and make eyes at a luscious dancing girl
4) The color is unimportant if the taste is good
5) He froze to death
6) I don't think that I'll be able to save the whole of the finger; you've come to me too late.
7) I can hardly keep my hands off you
8) You were clean shaven when you went away, but you've come back wearing a little beard
9 & 10) Hey there, you good-for-nothing, I"ve been shouting myself hoarse for ages and you won't wake up!

conversational latin is SO useful, huh?
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she walks this earth, seeking but one thing... posting in a coffeehouse of gathering, sharing, laughing
regular: illuminant_love
seated: 2007-02-23 13:37
TOPIC: da quaeso arabicam!
vocal level: Public
labels:contest, oddities
Mother Earth Coffeehouse Latinesque Contest!!

[ok, so i found this book, Latin Can Be Fun, lying around at erin1776's place.  it has pages and pages of random conversational phrases, all translated to latin.  i could not stop laughing while reading it.  some of the phrases are completely ridiculous!  when would you ever need to say "What I like best is bread thickly coated with butter and quince marmalade."?????? (that's "mihi imprimis placet panis butyro et malis Cydoniis gelatis bene unctus")  quite funny, i tell you.]

A list of Latin Phrases follows, with a topical clue.  Each of your answers will be rated on a scale of 1-5 -- 1 being the lowest score and 5 being the highest  -- excepting the last of the list, which will be worth a total of 10 points.  Judging will be done subjectively based on accuracy and creativity.  If you can't come up with a translation for the phrase or each word, use the words you can determine, some context clues, and your own wild imagination to come up with your answers.  Answers should be submitted via the comments button, which will NOT be screened.  Implicit in your participation is your agreement to the Honor Code that thou shalt not read other person's answers beforeth submitting your own answers.

Judging will take place on Wednesday, February 28th.  Winners will be announced on March 1.  Real answers will be given at that time.  Winner takes all.  Sponsored by motherearthshop.

1) aeronautics:  saepe talie aeroplana ad perpendiculum exsurgentia videbam
2) weather: volubilibus fenestrarum tegulis solem excludamus, si quid offendat aestus
3) nightlife: deinde in cauponam nocturnam intrabimus atque saltatricem admirabimur bellam
4) wine: parvi interest, quem habeat colorem, si sapiat bene
5) death: frigore confectus est
6) healhcare: totum digitum tuum a me consevari posse non puto; sero ad me venisti
7) personal conversation: vix tempero manibus
8) physical appearance: imberbis abiara, redisti barbatulus
9 & 10) morningtime: heus, heus, furcifer (vel homo nequissime), iamdudum irraucesco clamore nec tu tamen expergisceris!

This contest is open to the public.  Anyone wishing to join us at the Mother Earth Coffeehouse need only ask!
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anisette_toast posting in a coffeehouse of gathering, sharing, laughing
regular: anisette_toast
seated: 2007-02-16 14:34
TOPIC: (no subject)
vocal level: Public
atmosphere:crankycranky
Haven't heard from anyone in here for a bit.
Thought I'd drop by for a latte and a little bit of cheering. What's shakin', folks?
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erin1776 posting in a coffeehouse of gathering, sharing, laughing
regular: erin1776
seated: 2007-01-07 21:18
TOPIC: (no subject)
vocal level: Public
so this is a question that has been sort of bothering me lately and i am having problems with both the answer to the question and actually articulating the question so i would appreciate any thoughts the various people in the coffeehouse might have on the question

is a person stronger if they make decisions that purposely leave them open to vulunerablity and the possibility of making a huge life mistake or is a person stronger for taking the safer route knowing the possibilities that one could be giving up?
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regular: shadowedmonk
seated: 2006-12-06 23:06
TOPIC: (no subject)
vocal level: Public
labels:books
[comes in from the cold, paperback book curled in hand. Hoodie, backwards hat]

Sup. Read any good books lately? This one's good. Bridge of Birds, by Barry Hughart. Chinese fable and bawdy adventure wrapped up in one. Iplan on finishing it soon.
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