Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Today in Latin, French and Spanish

Here's a word that accounts for nearly half your life...

Dormio, -ire, -ivi, -itum: To sleep, to fall asleep, to be idle.

Romance language speakers should easily recognize this one; for instance, "dormir" means "to sleep" in French and Spanish. English speakers might find it a bit stranger, unless they're college students who generally sleep in dormitories, often after alcohol consumption has left them lying dormant.

3 comments:

The Pagan Temple said...

Just wanted to say thanks. You'll probably see what I mean here in a day or two.

Rufus said...

Well, that's good. You know though, when people say stuff like that in movies, usually a severed head arrives in the mail a few days later!

Incidentally, I was going to send you a link to the site that tells you how to do blog modifications- it's where I found out how to make the collapsing posts. Let me know if you want the code for that.

The Pagan Temple said...

A severed head isn't a bad comparison, but in a good kind of way. Anyway, sure, send me the link, and the code. I'm not sure whether I'll use it or not, but I'll have a look at it. Either send it as a blog comment or send it to my gmail address-

DancingCrow3@gmail.com

Half of what comes to my Yahoo inbox ends up going to my spam folder, unless of course it's spam. Gmail is more dependable.

Thanks.