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nkocharh commented on the word sic transit gloria
Max Fischer: What was your major?
Rosemary Cross: I didn't have a major, but my thesis was on Latin American economic policy.
MF: Oh, that's interesting. Did you hear they're not going to teach Latin here anymore?
RC: This was more like Central America.
MF: Oh, Central America and whatnot. Hmm. But moving on: They're gonna cancel Latin. They've got to make room for Japanese.
RC: That's a shame because all the romance languages are based on Latin.
MF: Yeah, they are, aren't they?
RC: Nihilo sanctum estne?
MF: What's that? Oh, it's Latin, isn't it? What does that mean?
RC: Is nothing sacred?
MF: Sic transit gloria. Glory fades. I'm Max Fischer.
December 12, 2006
seanahan commented on the word sic transit gloria
The phrase is typically Sic Transit Gloria Mundi, "Thus passes the glory of the world".
kad commented on the word sic transit gloria
Goldie Hawn's character in the movie 'Foul Play' was named Gloria Mundy.
I should also mention that "Sic Transit Gloria… Glory Fades" is the name of a Brand New song about a boy whose first time (which happens to be with an experienced wench) doesn't go to plan. Pretty clearly a reference to Rushmore, IMHO.
December 13, 2006
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