Here is today's Latin LOLCat. The Latin word futurum is a future form of the verb "to be," meaning "that which is going to be, what is about to be" - hence "the future." If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.
Thanks to James Stansell at Google+, I learned about the origin of the phrase "movers and shakers." It comes from a poem entitled "Ode" by Arthur O'Shaughnessy. You can read more about the poem at Wikipedia. The moon photo is by klareralt at Flickr, and the poster is made with Automotivator.
Deck a hedgehog, and he will seem a lord.
The source for the proverb is English Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases by William Carew Hazlitt (GoogleBooks). And here is Hazlitt's note: “So said of a base Boure that will ranke himselfe out of his ranke.”—W. MS. Rawlinson, c. 86, fol. 31, quoted by Mr. Furnivall (Babees Book, &c., 1868). The poster is made with AutoMotivator. The image is by Krissy Venosdale at Flickr.
Here is today's Latin LOLCat. Although the words "spes" and "exspecto" are not related in Latin, there is a nice sound echo - "spe" - between the two. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.
Here is today's Latin LOLCat. The phrase "rara avis" is sometimes used in English, and you can see the same Latin root for "bird" in our word "aviary." When it comes to birds, the "black swan" is a proverbial rare bird, but the phrase can be used to describe anything that is surpassing strange. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.