I knew this would happen. I knew that I’d keep forgetting it was Tuesday. I knew from experience that I’d get caught up in summer-time activities and in my usual fog of not knowing what day it is. It happens to retirees you know.
Anyway, today I remembered. Not only did I remember but I also remembered that I found a clipping while cleaning out my office filing cabinet. Unfortunately, I don’t have recorded what newspaper the clipping came from, but, nevertheless, I’m going to go with it. I think the exercise might serve as a good brain teaser to get geared up for “back to school.”
New York Magazine used to run a contest in which participants were to take a well-known foreign language expression, change a single letter, and provide a definition for the new expression. Here are some examples:
Harlez-vous Francais (Can you drive a French motorcycle?)
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)
Posh mortem (Death styles of the rich and famous)
Pro Bozo publico (Support your local clown)
Apres Moe le deluge (Larry and Curly got wet)
Felix Navidad (Our cat has a boat)
Haste cuisine (Fast French food)
Quip pro quo (A fast retort)
Veni, vidi, vice (I came, I saw, I partied)
Mazel ton (Tons of luck)
Aloha oy (Love, greetings, farewell, from such a pain you should never know)
Veni, vipi, vici (I came, I’m a very important person, I conquered)
Cogito, ergo, spud (I think, therefore, I yam) O.K. more than one letter.
Veni, vide, velcro (I came, I saw, I stuck around). O.K. another exception.
Fun challenge. Something to think about today. Happy Tuesday!