View Full Version : Clever . . .

The Nr Fairy
1st Nov 2002, 08:13
The Sydney Morning Herald reported a competition run by Philadelphia Magazine which sought new statements made by changing one letter in a foreign phrase or saying. Here's the winners.

Harlez-vous Francais - Can you drive a French motorcycle?

Idios amigos - We're wild and crazy guys!

Veni, vipi, vici - I came, I'm a very important person, I conquered.

Rigor Morris - The cat is dead.

Respondez s'il vous plaid - Honk if you're Scottish.

Posh mortem - Death styles of the rich and famous.

Pro bozo publico - Support your local clown (or politician, your call)

Veni, vidi, vice - I came, I saw, I partied.

Quip pro quo - Fast retort.

Visa la France - Don't leave your chateau without it.

Ich bit ein Berliner - He deserved it.

Zitgeist - The Clearasil doesn't quite cover it up.

And SMH readers followed up :

Sad infinitum - Chronically depressed.

Ad pauseum - Using the VCR 'Pause' button to take out the ads.

Et pal - With all my mates.

Sin camera - Hidden video recorder.

Magnum optus - Another huge phone bill.

Savoir fairy - Socially-sure mythical winged creature.