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March 23, 2005


You may remember "All articles that coruscate with resplendence are not truly auriferous", but what about the following:

1. When there are visible vapors having the prevenience in ignited carbonaceous materials, there is conflagration.

2. Sorting on the part of mendicants must be interdicted.

3. A plethora of individuals wither expertise in culinary techniques vitiated the potable concoction produced by steeping certain coupestibles.

4. Eleemosynary deeds have their initial incidence intramurally.

5. Male cadavers are incapable of yielding testimony.

6. Individuals who make their abode in vitreous edifices would be well advised to refrain from catapulting projectiles.

Can you translate all 6?

Posted by Peskie at March 23, 2005 12:00 PM


1. No smoke without fire.

6. People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

Posted by: Bert at March 25, 2005 06:03 AM

5. Dead men tell no tales.

3. Too many crooks spoil the broth.

I worked out 6 as well but Bert beat me...

I have an idea for 4 but I ain't sure.

Posted by: Rofl at March 25, 2005 06:03 AM

1 - I would have said where there's smoke there's fire

3,5,6 I also got

2 I'm not sure about, mendicants has to do with beggars.. perhaps beggars can't be choosers?

4 I had to look up the meaning of Eleemosynary which is charity, so perhaps charity begins at home?

Posted by: kazza at March 25, 2005 06:03 AM

Kazza wins!

I think your translation of 1 was more accurate - I was unsure of 4 myself (until, like you, I looked it up).

Thanks for everyone who joined in (including the email responses).

Posted by: Ozguru at March 25, 2005 06:03 AM