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Jokes about Latin

In a book, I think it was "Latin for Dummies", I came across some jokes about Latin like the following:

"Old Latin teachers never die, they just decline."

"Latin is a dead language, as dead as it can be. It killed the ancient Romans, and now it's killing me."

Do you now more jokes about Latin? :-)

February 1, 2020



some from the net:

Hey, Latin isn't dead. It's just Roman around

I'm proud that I got 40% on my Latin exam. After all, you should always XL.

I hate the misuse of Latin phrases... ...and vice versa.

Can somebody help me translate 'orbis terrarum ad mihi' from Latin? It would mean the world to me.

A Roman walks into a bar and says "I'll have one martinus please." The bartender a little puzzled replies, "don't you mean one martini?" The Roman scoffs and says "oh please, if I wanted two I would have asked."


Don't worry about old Latin teachers declining.

It's when they start conjugating that you need to worry.


A roman walks into a bar, holds up two fingers, and says "five beers please."

The perfect, pluperfect, and imperfect walked into a bar. It was tense.


There are the dog Latin phrases little kids introduced to Latin often find humorous, semper ubi sub ubi or numquam ubi sub ubi.

A bartender could put up a sign to josh his customers, something like, NEQVE MITTATIS MARGARITAS VESTRAS ANTE PORCOS (Matthew 7:6). I've never seen one, but I did find this "interpretation" just now.


pim pis pit pimus pistis pants

Caesar adsum iam forte, Pompey aderat. Caesar sic in omnibus, Pompey sic in at.


-What is Latin?

-It is a dead language people use to impress each other.


Latin is the only place where you can say "Your skill is declining" while meaning it as a compliment

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