A daily journal concerning Lake Vermilion and surrounding areas.
Selected real estate, notes, stories, musings, and anecdotes.

January 10, 2008

January Latin Lesson.

Caveat emptor is a Latin phrase you sometimes see associated with the real estate business. It means, “Let the buyer beware!”. Wikipedia offers additional details on the phrase as well as a note on the seller’s version of the phrase, caveat venditor, “Let the seller beware!”.

Other widely recognized Latin phrases might include:

Non sum pisces.
“I am not a fish.”

Aio, quantitas magna frumentorum est.
“Yes, that is a very large amount of corn.”

Quantum materiae materietur marmota monax si
marmota monax materiam possit materiari?
“How much wood would a woodchuck chuck
if a woodchuck could chuck wood?”

Please find other useful Latin phrases here.

No Comments »

No comments yet. Add yours!

Leave a comment