A New York magazine recently ran a contest. The rules were to take any well-known phrase in a foreign language, change just a single letter, and then provide a definition for the new expression. Here are some of the winners:
HARLEZ VOUS FRANCAIS?: Can you drive a French motorcycle? IDIOS AMIGOS: We're wild and crazy guys. COGITO, EGGO SUM: I think. Therefore, I am a waffle. RIGOR MORRIS: The cat is dead. REPONDEZ S'IL VOUS PLAID: Honk if you are 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. VENI, VIPI, VICI: I came. I am a very important person. I conquered. PRO BOZO PUBLICO: Support your local clown. 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 and farewell from such a pain you should never know. MAZEL TON: Tons of good luck. APRES MOE LE DELUGE: Curly and Larry got wet. ICH LIBERICH: 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. BUN JOUR: The daily special at the bakery. BAN JOUR: The daily special of the League of Decency. BEN JOUR: Charlton Heston's cousin.