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ROFL in Latine

Somebody at the Vatican has WAY too much time on their hands. The official Vatican website, which now includes Latin as one of the languages, has a new feature: how to render modern words unknown at the time Latin was still a spoken language. Who knew that "hot pants" is properly rendered as "brevissimae bracae feminae" or that "mini golf" was "pilamalleus minutus." As for "factotum" I thought that was already in Latin.
In any event, check out the full list here but be prepared to laugh out loud.

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