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'After looking at your test results and consulting many experts, it's my medical opinion that you have something I can't pronounce.'
"Does this toga make my gluteus look maximus?"
'I can't pronounce the condition you have....I'll simply call it your affliction.'
"Of course you'll study Latin. How else will you learn the names of your dinosaur friends?"
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The tulip knew it was in trouble when called by its scientific name.
"You have a condition whose name is very hard to remember."
"I know what I am, but I can't pronounce it."
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"I don't know the Latin, but the common name is climbing onion."
"Maastrichtian foraminifera dinosteranes, hmm? Well, that's easy for you to say."
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'Turn right at the Robinia pseudoacacia, pass the garden with the salvia officinalis, cross the road when you see the stranvaesia davidinia and the pub is on the left!'
"...And we ask that you please not make fun of the name."
'Wow Fred! The scientists that caught you called you 'Carcharodon Carcharias'... Wait till I tell the others...'
"Is it possible, Doctor, to give me some tablets whose name I can pronounce?"
'This is the same prescription that you always refill except that the name has been changes to make it easier to pronounce.'
'I can't seem to recall the Latin term for 'little green pill that makes you feel better.' '
'Its latin name reflects the plants unique properties...to trip, scratch, sting and bite.'
'You failed your Latin exam! But Sweety, it's important to learn Latin: All your friends' names have Latin roots...'
'My real name is Bellis Perennis, but you can call me Daisy!'
"Look away dear, there's that dreadful 'Phallus impudicus'"
"The latin name is very complicated, but it roughly translates as 'stinks like six month old sweaty socks'."
"Well, hello. You're such a cute doggie!"
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