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Swifter, Smarter, Sillier

Latin translation: citius, callidius, iocosius

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English term or phrase:Swifter, Smarter, Sillier
Latin translation:citius, callidius, iocosius
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23:08 Aug 13, 2006
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Sports / Fitness / Recreation / Trying to write a humorous Latin motto
English term or phrase: Swifter, Smarter, Sillier
I'm trying to do a playful variant on the Latin "Citius, Altius, Fortius" ("Swifter, Higher, Stronger"--the motto of the Olympic Games.)

My goal is to change it (as correctly as possible) to "Swifter, Smarter, Sillier"). Can anyone help with this?

"Swifter" I've already got, of course.

For "Smarter" I've seen "Sagacius" or "Sapientius"
(leaning toward the latter.)

And for "Sillier" I've received suggestions of "Stultius" or "Brutius" but I sense that these have some negative connotations of stupidity and/or foolishness. I'm really looking for something that implies whimsical fun. (I've also come across "Infrunitius")

Does anyone have any additional thoughts?

Thank you!
crichtfort
citius, callidius, iocosius
Explanation:
"Sapiens" has a connotation of "wise". "callidus" means "clever"
or "cunning".
"sagax" is nice but I prefer "callidus".
"infrunitus" is post-classical.
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Markus Grauer
Sweden
Local time: 18:41
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Thanks very much! You seem to have captured the subtext I was looking for.

If you want to see your work in action, home.comcast.net/~TheRace
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swifter, smarter, sillier
citius, callidius, iocosius


Explanation:
"Sapiens" has a connotation of "wise". "callidus" means "clever"
or "cunning".
"sagax" is nice but I prefer "callidus".
"infrunitus" is post-classical.

Markus Grauer
Sweden
Local time: 18:41
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
Grading comment
Thanks very much! You seem to have captured the subtext I was looking for.

If you want to see your work in action, home.comcast.net/~TheRace

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