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Monday, 13 October 2003
If you translate Sir Mix-a-Lot’s Baby Got Back into Latin, and then do a literal translation back into English, you get something like this:
Large buttocks are pleasing to me, nor am I able to lie concerning this matter.
For who, colleagues, would not admit,
Whenever a girl comes by with a rather small middle part of the body
Beneath which is an obvious spherical mass, that it inflames the spirits
So that you want to be conspicuous for manly virtue, noticing her breeches
Have been deeply stuffed with buttock?
[found on jwz]
posted to /misc at 9:13am :: 3 responses



kath had this to say (10/13/2003 09:30:53):
I used to have fun doing the same thing on Altavista with passages translated into German and back to English. "Baby Got Back" and Latin is much cooler though.
D. Hailey had this to say (10/14/2003 15:53:56):
Some years ago (o.k. a LOT of years ago) we did a simular thing to popular song. "It's my party and I'll cry if I wana." became "Tis my social gathering and I saw weep if I so desire." I know, we thought we were cool though.
Hatchjaw had this to say (10/15/2003 11:18:13):
Thou would'st weep as well, if the same befell thou, right, D?

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