Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Concerning Latin

Veni, Vidi, Vici is probably Julius Caesars most famous quote (well, that and Et Tu Brutus) and I really get pleasure from seeing how it has been appropriated in popular culture and literature. I’m geeky like that. I guess it comes with the media whore territory

It’s a Latin phrase which Caesar used in a message to the Roman Senate after the battle of Zela. Must have been pretty cool, as that all he said in his message

“I came, I saw, I conquered”

Found these on wikipedia

You might remember it being used in Oceans Eleven when George Clooney was talking about a foiled robbery attempt at a casino, and said ‘"He came, He grabbed, They conquered."
Jay-Z also uses it n Encore with Linkin Park - I came, I saw, I conquered From record sales, to sold out concerts

In the 1990s, T-shirts were available with the line, "Veni, vidi, veggie: I came. I saw. I had a salad."
I saw this on Saals facebook page (this is where i got the idea from initially - thanks Saals) - "Veni, Vidi, Velcro," I came, I saw, I stuck around.

Or from a consumer's point of view, "Veni, Vidi, Visa," I came, I saw, I went shopping.

Some of mine

Veni, Vidi, Viagra – I Came, I Saw, I reloaded

Veni Vidi, Vendetta – I came, I saw, I screwed her best friend

Veni, Vidi, Vacuum – I came, I saw, I cleaned

Veni vidi, vaseline – err – I’l leave this one to you

Veni, vidi, vcr – I came, I saw, I taped it

Veni , vidi, venereal – I came, I saw, I scratched

Veni, vidi, value centre – I came, I saw, I went to hi fi corp

Veni, vidi, victim – I came, I saw, I got mugged

Veni, vidi, vinegar – I came, I saw, I flavoured

Veni, Vidi, Vulva - I came, I saw, I came again

Some of R's

I came, I saw, I commented

Veni, vidi, virgin – I came, I saw, I did nothing

Veni, vidi , verb – I came, I saw, I did


In soviet Russia, Dead Emperors quote YOU!!


J said...

lol at russian reversal :D

vini, vidhi, vicki - 3 indian sisters
vini, vidi, vinodh - 3 indian siblings
vini, vidi, violent - i came, i saw, i went wild.
vini, vidi, videogame - i came, i saw, i copied mj :)
vini, vidi, vomit - i came, i saw, i...puked?
vini, vidi, verucca - i came, i saw, i used a stranger's shower
vini, vidi, voldemort - i came, i saw, i hate harry potter.
vini, vidi, vagina - i came, i saw, i got my period.

ok, mine are weird...:)

J said...

veni, vidi, wit ou - i came, i saw, i gave you group areas and separate amenities :)

Saaleha Idrees Bamjee said...


veni, vidi, voyeur...
coz i'm kinky like that.


Anonymous said...

i came i saw and i wondered

Waseem said...

veni vidi voluptuous - I cam I saw I groped
veni vidi vandamme - I came i saw i made b-grade action movies
veni vidi vascular - i came i saw i had a myocardial infarction
veni vidi venture - I came i saw i played adventure island

I will think of more and return

Zahera said...

What a bloody weirdo.....*zesty quietly slips away*

r said...

veni vidi vegan. i came i saw im still hungry.

veni vidi velociti. i came i saw. lukker!

h said...

get into advertising
they pay ppl to come up with this shit
can i borrow your brain btw
i need it for work

taz said...

I came, i saw, i learnt latin!

rah* said...

I was told to come, I came, I saw, I commented.