It's not always what you know. Some times what you think you know will get the job done.

10 Latin Phrases You Pretend to Understand

  • 1. Caveat Emptor
    (KAV-ee-OT emp-TOR): “Let the buyer beware”
  • 2. Persona Non Grata
    (puhr-SOH-nah non GRAH-tah): “An unacceptable person”
  • 3. Habeas Corpus
    (HAY-bee-as KOR-pus): “You have the body”
  • 4. Cogito Ergo Sum
    (CO-gee-toe ER-go SOME): “I think, therefore I am”
  • 5. E Pluribus Unum
    (EE PLUR-uh-buhs OOH-nuhm): “Out of many, one”
  • 6. Quid Pro Quo
    (kwid proh KWOH): “You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours”
  • 7. Ad Hominem
    (ad HAH-mi-nem): “To attack the man”
  • 8. Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam
    (ad-MA-yor-em DAY-ee GLOR-ee-um): “All for the Greater Glory of God”
  • 9. Memento Mori
    (meh-MEN-toh MOR-ee): “Remember, you must die”
  • 10. Sui Generis
    (SOO-ee JEN-er-is): “Of its own genus,” or “Unique and unable to classify”

What White People Like. This is not an attempt to be hateful or racial. The list is on loan from the website of the same name and there are a number of astute and clever observations on it.


I collect foreign movie posters like a chunk of dog poop collects flies. Designers from countries where they only have a single image or just an 8x10 still to work from sometimes create magic.

Star Wars

The 7 Year Itch

Island of Lost Souls

The Sting

Sunset Blvd.

The Terminator


They Live

The Third Man

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil

The Warriors

The Witches of Eastwick

The Wolfman
Destination Mars!

Raiders of the Lost Ark


Ball Of Fire


Blood Beast from Outer Space

Blues Brothers


Close Encounters of the Third Kind


Johnny Guitar

Rebel Without a Cause

Don't Go In The House

Invasion From Mars

Kiss of the Spiderwoman


Omega Man

One Million Years B.C.

One Million Years B.C. (2)

Ordinary People

Planet Terror


The Producers

Pulp Fiction

Special thanks to Alex Kittle, HeythereJ, vviolence, and other poster collectors out there.