|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, February 10, 2001, 18:48|
A friend just sent me the following winners in a New York Magazine
contest in which contestants were asked to take a well-known expression in a
foreign language, change a single letter, and provide a definition for the
new expression. Here they are. Enjoy!
Can you drive a French motorcycle?
COGITO EGGO SUM.
I think; therefore I am a waffle.
The cat is dead.
RESPONDEZ S'IL VOUS PLAID
Honk if you're Scottish.
Death styles of the rich and famous.
PRO BOZO PUBLICO
Support your local clown.
MONAGE A TROIS
I am three years old.
Our cat has a boat.
Fast French food
VENI, VIDI, VICE
I came, I saw, I partied.
QUIP PRO QUO
A fast retort.
APRES MOE LE DELUGE
Larry and Curly got wet.
ICH LIEBE RICH
I'm really crazy about having dough.
VISA LA FRANCE
Don't leave your chateau without it.
VENI, VIDI, VELCRO
I came, I saw, I stayed.
Where is the bathroom?
John Cowan email@example.com
One art/there is/no less/no more/All things/to do/with sparks/galore