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Saturday, 25 May 1996
The following were winners in a New York Magazine contest in which contestants were to take a well-known expression in a foreign language, change a single letter, and provide a definition for the new expression.

HARLEZ-VOUS FRANCAIS?
Can you drive a French motorcycle?

EX POST FUCTO
Lost in the mail

IDIOS AMIGOS
We're wild and crazy guys!

VENI, VIPI, VICI
I came, I'm a very important person, I conquered.

COGITO EGGO SUM
I think; therefore I am a waffle.

RIGOR MORRIS
The cat is dead.

RESPONDEZ S'IL VOUS PLAID
Honk if you're Scottish.

QUE SERA SERF
Life is feudal.

LE ROI EST MORT. JIVE LE ROI
The king is dead. No kidding.

POSH MORTEM
Death styles of the rich and famous

PRO BOZO PUBLICO
Support your local clown.

MONAGE A TROIS
I am three years old.

FELIX NAVIDAD
Our cat has a boat.

HASTE CUISINE
Fast French food

VENI, VIDI, VICE
I came, I saw, I partied.

QUIP PRO QUO
A fast retort

ALOHA OY
Love; greetings; farewell; from such a pain you should never know.

MAZEL TON
tons of luck

APRES MOE LE DELUGE
Larry and Curly got wet.

PORTE-KOCHERE
Sacramental wine

ICH LIEBE RICH
I'm really crazy about having dough.

FUI GENERIS
What's mine is mine.

VISA LA FRANCE
Don't leave your chateau without it.

CA VA SANS DIRT
And that's not gossip.

MERCI RIEN
Thanks for nothin'!

AMICUS PURIAE
Platonic friend

L'ETAT, C'EST MOO
I'm bossy around here.

Cogito, ergo spud
I think, therefore I Yam (ok, more than one letter...)

Veni, Vidu, Velcro
I came, I saw, I stayed...


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