The worst joke you'll read today, in Latin
There are many wise and useful expressions passed down from Latin to English. This isn't one of them.
It is good advice, though.
Semper ubi sub ubi.
Hint: It's only funny (well, slightly, anyway) if you translate word for word. And then think about how it sounds in English.
I ran across this while looking for some info on another site. (I think I might remember it from a "Frasier" episode.)
The joke is on urbandictionary.com, if you're truly stumped.
I have one that is very bad, so, sorry by advance:
A Roman dude enters a bar and order "I want martinus!"
What? Says the barman. But I guess what you meant, so take your martini, it's 2$.
No, no, I didn't mean martini! If I wanted several ones, I would have asked you!
Note: I don't know if my bad English spoils the joke, or if the joke is already bad.
I'm sure we could find jokes in other languages (someones has a French one for me?) and with word order.
The latin joke I learned in high school was: Piscis nat. (the fish swims). It is only funny if you know Dutch and simply pronounce the Latin the old-fashioned way (it didn't work with the pronunciation we were taught, but it does with he pronunciation my father was taught.).
For those who do not speak Dutch: in Dutch it means 'Pee is wet'.