Thursday, June 05, 2008

Wordy Guy IX


After a couple of months to think of new brain twisters, Wordy Guy is back with Number 9 in the series.

Brush the dust off your Latin; here comes


Ipso Facto

A) A Latin term meaning “an established fact.”

B) A Latin term meaning “as an inevitable result.”

C) A legal term meaning “established by law.”


This one's tough if you know "just enough Latin to be dangerous". Take care my fiends!

**UPDATE**
The answer is
B
Although Cactus was the first, our lupine friend from way out West, Wollf, was the first correct answer. If you look at his comment, it is evident that he has some experience with Latin as a language.

Congratulations, Mr. Wollf, you now have bragging rights for Wordy Guy IX!

10 comments:

cactus mary said...

I say C,
I'll pass in along to the rest of the clan and let them play.
Sus's has been asking about wordy guy!

Howlsatmoon said...

Age. Fac ut gaudeam
Abutebaris modo subjunctivo denuo.

Absit invidia!

"B"

Mos vos tribuo mihi meus shrubbery iam?

Lupum....means Wollf

robertm said...

I think "law" is "lex" (lex rex = law is king) so C is out.

I think it is a trick question so I reject A which has the word fact which would seem to relate to the word facto!

Therefore, I say B.

Dammit Woman said...

" C "

Falcon said...

Disambiguation

Andrew said...

Both Heather and I Say B!

Howlsatmoon said...

Yay!!

But being the "humble" Lupus Carnivorous that I am, I shall celebrate quietly by going to the local greenery store and purchasing myself a small, but elegant.....

SHRUBBERY!!!!

aA said...

Yes, Mr Wollf, a gallant and classy move; waiting a day to accept the glorius prize.

I hope your shrubbery is nice, "not too expensive, and a path running down the middle..."

aA said...

...I know, I spelt "glorious" wrong just now. But hey, I was excited!

Howlsatmoon said...

Glory....us..?

Nope. We're just in it for the Shrubbery.