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| Hi, Andy!
I'm in a bit of a jam. One of the guys at my corporate office loves to
make people think he's highly educated. (How can you be highly educated & work in a place like N. Wilkesboro, NC?) He puts Latin phrases on his e-mail signature line. I like to show him he's met his match. We enjoy a fun
relationship built on verbal sparring. Now he's stumped me!!! He reveals
to a select few the meaning of these phrases at an annual workshop for the kitchen design trainers for our company. That conference is coming up next month and I haven't been able to come up with a good translation yet. I'm not having any luck translating word for word. One word, especially, is supposed to be used as a noun & a verb in the phrase, but I can only find definitions of it as an adjective & adverb! I was hoping you could help.
The phrase is: "Semper ubi sub ubi." I've responded that I wash my
underarms every day! :)
I'm pretty sure I'm close to it, because this guy & I have a tendency to think along those lines!
I'm hoping you can help me show him up! Please take a couple minutes to
figure this out & get back to me.
BTW, my gentleman friend is a Brit & he talks funny! He keeps telling me that I don't talk right because we imported the language from you. Therefore, yours is the correct pronunciation! He also tells me that "h" is such a useless letter that you just plain dropped it from use! :)
Thanks in advance for your help!
It needs to be taken word for word - not as a
real Latin sentence:
Geddit? Or do I need to spell it out for you!
Andy (sad to be participating in the abasement of a fellow Brit!!)