Culture, Latin, Politics

Culture, Politics, Latin: Yes, Prime minister

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In the British TV series “Yes, Prime minister, the actors used some Latin sentence.

Latin: “Forsan miseros meliora sequentur.”

English: “for those in misery, good things will follow.”

Latin: “Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes.”

English: “I  fear Greeks even if they bring gifts.”

Latin: “Inter Alia.”

English: “Among other things.”

Latin: “Mutatis mutandis.”

English: “once the necessary changes are made.”

Latin: “Prima facie”

English: ” on its first encounter or at first sight.”

Latin: “Pro bono publico”

English: ” professional work undertaken voluntarily and without payment.”

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Culture, Latin, Politics

Culture, Politics, Latin: “Yes, Prime minister” and “Yes, Minister” Latin sentences.

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In the British TV series “Yes, Prime minister” and “Yes, Minister”, Sir Humphrey Appleby used some Latin sentences,here is the episode.

And here are the ones I remember and its meanings.

Latin: “Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes.”

English: “I  fear Greeks even if they bring gifts.”

Latin: “Tempora mutantur et nos mutamur in illis.”

English” “The times are changing, and we change in them.”

Latin: “Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses.”

English: “if you had kept your silence , you would have stayed a philosopher.”

Latin: “Qoud erat demonstranum.”

English: “This is a demonstration”

Stay tuned for more Latin sentences and its meanings.

Culture, Politics

Culture, Politics: Yes, Prime minister… A Victory for Democracy

In the British TV series “Yes, Prime minister” season 01 episode 06 “A Victory for Democracy” in 1986.

Enjoy the episode, and don’t forget to check the questions and answers.

Sir Humphrey Appleby, with the secretary of Foreign affairs asked Bernard Woolley the private secretary some questions to prove that politician are ignorant regarding foreign affairs, Bernard wasn’t able to answer and neither do I (until I searched for answers).

The questions were:

Q1: Where is the Isle of wight?

A1: The Isle of Wight is located in the English channel.

Q2: Where is Upper Volta?

A2: Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) is in Africa, North of Ghana and South of Mali, it is Capital is Ouagadougou.

Q3: What is the Capital of Chad?

A3: Chad in Africa, South of Libya, West of Sudan,  the Capital is N’Djamena,
And in 1986, Chad was at war against Libya (Opération Épervier).

Q4: What is the Language of Mali?

A4: Capital city is Bamako, Language is French,
And in 1986, Upper Volta and Mali, disputed their frontier.

Q5: Who is the president of Peru?

A5: in July, 1985, the president of Peru was Alan García, since July, 2016 the president is Pedro Pablo Kuczynski

Q6: What is the Religion of Cameroon?

A6: Christianity is the main religion, Cameroon is south of Chad, east of Nigeria, the capital is Yaounde and French is the main language.

stay tuned for Latin sentences from the series and their meaning from the series.

Have an awesome day.

Economics, Politics, Public Concern

Economics, Politics, Public Concern: The demise of the dollar

In the most profound financial change in recent Middle East history, Gulf Arabs are planning – along with China, Russia, Japan and France – to end dollar dealings for oil, moving instead to a basket of currencies including the Japanese yen and Chinese yuan, the euro, gold and a new, unified currency planned for nations in the Gulf Co-operation Council, including Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Qatar. Continue reading