Pig Latin (1929)
Mark A Mandel
mam at THEWORLD.COM
Thu Sep 5 15:14:07 UTC 2002
On Wed, 4 Sep 2002 Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:
# This language ain't kosher!
# 6 October 1929, NEW YORK TIMES, pg. XX6:
# There are a number of talkative ballplayers in the big leagues who
#are humorously referred to as "barbers." According to Leo Durocher,
#diminutive Yankee shortstop, the colloquialism dates back to an old
#Roman expression, "Omnia notum tonsoribus," which Durocher says, is
#pig Latin for "Barbers know everything and talk plenty."
That's real Latin, but it means "Everything is known to barbers". The
"talk plenty" part is not there.
-- Mark M.
More information about the Ads-l