Tuesday, October 27, 2009

a.d. VI Kal. Nov.

calvo turpius est nihil comato
Literal translation: nothing (is) uglier than a bald (man) with hair.

In an English sentence: “Calvo turpius est nihil comato,” muttered the salesman as he tried to interest a balding customer in a new hat.

This is not a phrase that you will see very often, but it is an easy one to understand: even today people make fun of a man with a comb-over!

From Elizabeth Heimbach's book Latin Everywhere, Everyday