I think; therefore, I am a waffle

By | November 19, 2010

The following are winners in a New York Magazine contest in which contestants were asked to take a well-known expression in a foreign language, change a single letter, and provide a definition for the new expression.

HARLEZ-VOUS FRANCAIS? – Can you drive a French motorcycle?

EX POST FUCTO – Lost in the mail

IDIOS AMIGOS – We’re wild and crazy guys!

VENI, VIPI, VICI – I came; I’m a very important person; I conquered

J’Y SUIS, J’Y PESTES – I can stay for the weekend

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 Scots

QUE SERA SERF – Life is feudal

LE ROI EST MORT. JIVE LE ROI – 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

FELIX NAVIDAD – Our cat has a boat

HASTE CUISINE – Fast French food

VENI, VIDI, VICE – I came, I saw, I partied.

QUIP PRO QUO – A fast retort

ALOHA OY – Love; greetings; farewell; from such a pain you should never know

MAZEL TON – Lots of luck

APRES MOE LE DELUGE – Larry and Curly get wet

PORTE-KOCHERE – Sacramental wine

ICH LIEBE RICH – I’m really crazy about having dough

FUI GENERIS – What’s mine is mine

VISA LA FRANCE – Don’t leave chateau without it

VENI VIDI VISA – I came, I saw, I bought

CA VA SANS DIRT – And that’s not gossip

MERCI RIEN – Thanks for nothin’.

AMICUS PURIAE – Platonic friend

L’ETAT, C’EST MOO – I’m bossy around here

L’ETAT, C’EST MOE – All the world’s a stooge

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