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Book Title: Latin for Even More Occasions|
Date of issue: November 12th 1991
ISBN 13: 9780679406747
The author of the book: Henry N. Beard
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 33.20 MB
Read full description of the books Latin for Even More Occasions:Oh, darn, there I go again! You know, I just can't help speaking Latin.
Ecce, denuo ago, sicut soleo! Non enim possum facere quin Latine loquar.
It's so second nature to me, sometimes I don't even know I'm doing it!
Adeo huius mihi rei natura facta est, ut interdum nesciam quidem me sic facere!
So you thought you'd already soaked up as much scire facere (savoir faire) as you could by reading that howlingly funny yet highly literate guide to all things Latin, the best-selling Latin for All Occasions. Well, you still have some things to learn. Henry Beard, having already freed former altar boys and Latin-class alumni and alumnae from their previously held assumption that Latin is dead, is now going all out to bring this formerly moribund language into the twentieth century. Henricus has realized that he simply cannot stop when there are people in this world who don't know how to say. "Please don't squeeze the Charmin!" in Latin ("Sis, noli Volvivoluptatem comprimere!"), so he has prepared an entirely new, even funnier way to deal with all possible situations. You can impress your friends as never before on St. Patrick's Day when you yell, "Hibernia in aeternum!" ("Erin, go bragh!") and wow a tour guide by musing, "Scire velim ubi taberna munusculorum sit" ("I wonder where the gift shop is"). Break into show biz with your impressions of Marlon Brando, "Proeliator fuissem" ("I could've been a contender"); Cary Grant, "ludaea, ludaea, ludaea" ("Judy, Judy, Judy"); and James Cagney. "Tu, rattus turpis!" ("You dirty rat!"). Breeze by the stiffest of maitre d's by saying, 'Cauponas percenseo" ("I'm a restaurant reviewer"). Your Latin education simply isn't complete without it.
Tete oblecta! (Have fun!)
Read information about the authorHenry N. Beard (born ca. 1945) is an American humorist, one of the founders of the magazine National Lampoon and the author of several best-selling books.
Beard, a great-grandson of Vice President John C. Breckinridge, was born into a well-to-do family and grew up at the Westbury Hotel on East 69th Street in Manhattan. His relationship with his parents was cool, to judge by his quip "I never saw my mother up close."
He attended the Taft School, where he was a leader at the humor magazine, and he decided to become a humorous writer after reading Catch-22.
He then went to Harvard University from which he graduated in 1967 and joined its humor magazine, the Harvard Lampoon, which circulated nationally. Much of the credit for the Lampoon's success during the mid 1960s is given to Beard and Douglas Kenney, who was in the class a year after Beard's. In 1968, Beard and Kenney wrote the successful parody Bored of the Rings.
In 1969, Beard, Kenney and Rob Hoffman became the founding editors of the National Lampoon, which reached a monthly circulation of over 830,000 in 1974 (and the October issue of that year topped a million sales). One of Beard's short stories published there, "The Last Recall", was included in the 1973 Best Detective Stories of the Year. During the early 1970s, Beard was also in the Army Reserve, which he hated.
In 1975 the three founders cashed in on a buy-out agreement for National Lampoon; and Beard left the magazine. After an "unhappy" attempt at screenwriting, he turned to writing humorous books.
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