…I can speak latin… err, no… latte… I meant latte…

…my predominant linguistic skills are in the area of talking Rubbish… added to that is a passing acquaintance with English, Celtic (Scots Gaelic), French (Glasgow Secondary School and London City International Foreign Exchange Dealing Room levels), Cantonese (Hong Kong Chinese), Tagalog (mainstream Filipino), and, of late, a smattering of localised Arabic… (a salaam a leikum, Jimmy)… I’ve been taken recently with a phrase initially attributed to that Roman guy who invented  the Salad called after him… Veni, Vidi, Bloggicci… in translation it means, I Veni-ied, I Vidi-ied, I Bloggicci-ied… if I had known way back when I began to do these blogs that the source would turn out to be a Roman general whose pals used his ribs as a dagger-sharpener, it may well have taken a different tone… to observe the ancient way of doing politics, where everybody stabs everybody else in the back, unlike the modern… oh, hang on a minute… let’s look at it from another direction… that such a venerated language as Latin should lend its name to a barista’s favourite product, Latte, just blows the mind, doesn’t it?… how far seeing they must have been in Mark Anthony‘s day… with the vision of Starbucksium ROOLING the WURLD

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…betcha that wee Liz Taylor lassie and young Dickie Burton never imagined they would be the forerunner role models for a coffee empire… their imperial centurions and plunderers of Britain all these millennia ago met their match when they encountered the hordes North of Watford Gap… the Scots required Hadrian’s Wall to stop them coming over the border and nicking the latte and croissant plates from the toga-touters… so the Celts up there merely generated their own stuff… hence the birth of Mcdonald’s

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…the Campbells were not allowed into the franchise after a wee bit of a misunderstanding about some Massacre in Glencoe… apparently they had failed to Deep Fry the Mars Bars… so there yeez go, a brief history of how Starbucks and McDonald’s were born… ye’re welcome… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!

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18 responses to “…I can speak latin… err, no… latte… I meant latte…

  1. Love it but “like” button doesn’t know me!

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  2. What can I comment? Hilarious. The history of fast food and coffee houses according to Seumas Gallacher.. 😀 😀

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  3. I love history – particularly yours! 🙂

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  4. Is that why the Campbells went into canning soup? A thankless job … at least, until Andy Warhol got involved.

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  5. History according to Seumas would make a good book too!

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  6. You are hilarious and fun 🙂

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  7. Rosa Ave Fénix

    With you I’m learning a lot of “history”, I was sure that those names were just Americans. la paz sea contigo, gracias…(Spanish)
    سلامشكرا

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  8. Now that’s a history lesson I can understand! Kind of….much more fun than when I was in school many moons ago. 🙂

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  9. Reblogged this on Musings on Life & Experience and commented:
    This is both priceless and hilarious at the same time.

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