it's funny that Latin is so strongly associated with religion and mysticism and high-mindedness, you could literally say something that translates to "I ate a big doo and it tasted like salmon" or something and if you did it in the right tone of voice people would think you were reciting an ancient spell or something

chanting "edidi puppis magna et sapiit similiter salmonem" to summon a demon.

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also for some reason poop is a feminine noun that's so weird

@Pyretta yeah they even *have* a neuter case which means it has no gender but random words are gendered it's really weird

@Pyretta oh apparently it's the same word for "poop deck"/stern of a ship

I suspect that the dictionary I'm using doesn't have any 'dirty' words. A lot of Latin-English translating resources seem to do that. For instance I remember from latin class the book said 'flocci non facio' means 'I don't give a hoot' but our teacher said it means 'I don't give a fuck'

@Pyretta ok so 'stercus' translates to "filth/manure" which is possibly closer to what I wanted. And it is neuter.

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