The Consumerist: 4-Year-Old Gets TSA Pat-Down Following Hug From Grandma

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Doober, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Try this: irrumator, -oris

    Worse than "wanker" :)
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  2. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    I have to give my grandmother credit for teaching me latin... So fun to make a point/comments that few people get (like the dolts at TSA) but yet makes the point clear as a bell.

    Mike have to give you credit where its due, but dang man I just shot Dr Pepper all over the screen.
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    It was my undergrad & grad major. As a TA I also taught the first couple years of as well as the undergrad sequence in Latin composition.

    I learned this one when one of my profs dodged the subject in class.

    It's a perfect fit for TSA given how much time they spend on their knees in front of other men. :)
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  4. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Pretty much dead on about TSA.

    Never any formal study just taught by my grandmother who had a masters degrees in Latin, math, and psychology. One smart woman. My mom taught me if I didn't have anything nice to not say anything at all... My grandmother on the other hand was of the thinking just not in English. Make the target of the comments go look it up when they got a chance 2for1 deal.
  5. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    good one. looking this up, Catullus used it"

    praesertim quibus esset irrumator.

    A modern wag translates that as "a Clintonizer" which I thought clever, but inaccurate, since Monica was at least willing, and we are not.
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  6. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Didn't Catullus use this in a poem?

    Edited to add: Oh, sorry, I jumped the gun. Just saw nachtnebel's response.
  7. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    wankosis belendess
  8. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Problem is that describes the passengers better than it does Pedosmurfs.
  9. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Hrm. I learned that one as "irrumator, -atrix."

    "Insulsissimus est homo!" is always a good choice. There are plenty to choose from that aren't necessarily "rude" by our standards. Certainly not profane.

    The Chinese slang used in the "Firefly" TV series has a few choice ones, too, my favorite being "跟猴子比丟屎 ・ Gun HOE-tze bee DIO-se". While possibly incorrect, it's been translated as "have a (expletive deleted)-throwing contest with a monkey."
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  10. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Shakespeare provided some good ones:

    Thou roguish crook-pated fustilarian!
    Would the fountain of your mind were clear again, that I might water an (expletive deleted) at it.
    Taken from: Troilus and Cressida

    [Thou art] a fool, a coward, one all of luxury, an (expletive deleted), a madman.
    Taken from: Measure for Measure

    Peace, ye fat guts!
    Taken from: Henry IV, part I

    You speak unskilfully: or, if your knowledge be more, it is much darkened in your malice.
    Taken from: Measure for Measure

    So, so, thou common dog, didst thou disgorge thy glutton bosom.
    Taken from: Henry IV, part 2

    You do unbend your noble strength, to think So brainsickly of things.
    –from Macbeth

    Canst thou believe thy living is a life, so stinkingly depending? Go mend, go mend.
    Taken from: Measure for Measure

    [Thou art] a most notable coward, an infinite and endless liar, an hourly promise breaker, the owner of no one good quality.
    Taken from: All's Well That Ends Well

  11. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Most unlikely, -atrix is not a genitive singular ending.
  12. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Highly likely, as my Latin education was highly informal and likely wrong on any number of counts...
  13. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Alas, while I could read latin pretty easily in the past, it was medieval latin, sadly lacking such gems as "irrumator". Not something covered in the Summa, although you're inspiring me to check, perhaps in a reference to some unpopular Pope....
  14. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Okay, now I'm really dying to know what your background is. I know some of Mike's, but not yours. And all these references to Aquinas, the Greeks, the classics in general that you sprinkle all over TUG -- did you go to seminary before joining the military? Or were you Special Forces? Those guys, in my admittedly limited experience, have a helluva broad educational background.
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  15. I would just like to interject that it makes me very happy to read a thread in which people are discussing both Catullus and the Chinese insults in Firefly.
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  16. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    me and celibacy have never ever mixed.
    [edit add] Not that I would cast aspersions on those called to it, btw.
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  17. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    Heehee, Lisa, there are well educated people sprinkled in the world, we're just usually drowned out by the fools who lap up 'Housewives of____' and other silliness.:)
  18. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

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  19. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    More of a Scaper myself.

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  20. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Not to mention Aeryn's...umm...resistance. :D

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