Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My personal motto

I just decided what my personal motto should be:

Ut visum notitia bona id temporis.

Translated*:

"It seemed like a good idea at the time."

*According to Google Translate. Any Latinists, please assist.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Several years ago, Target was selling t-shirts with that slogan (in English) in the boys department. I realized later I should have bought one in every size going up.

Marie

Anonymous said...

According to http://www.angelfire.com/empire/martiana/gens/LatinPhrasesV.html it's:

Videbat esse notitia bona id temporis

David said...

God Bless you lead you with His Love & anointing.

James said...

Eo tempore, bonum videbatur or
Eo tempore bonum videtue. (you could get by with the snappier "videtur" as a historical present, i.e. statement of something that always seems true.
J. Ryan

James said...

Eo tempore, bonum videbatur.

Anonymous said...

What a bizarre motto for a Catholic priest, or any member of the clergy. But, then again, it explains a lot.

Fr Martin Fox said...

Re: last comment...

How does one say in Latin, "I have no sense of humor"?