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A Word For It

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

RIGOR MORRIS:

The cat is dead.

RESPONDEZ S'IL VOUS PLAID:

Honk if you're Scottish

HARLEZ-VOUS FRANCAIS?:

Can you drive a French motorcycle?

VENI, VIPI, VICI:

I came, I'm a very important person, I conquered

COGITO EGGO SUM:

I think, therefore I am ... a waffle

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; and 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

Love,

Michael


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