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if in doubt, fuck it

Latin translation: Si dubitum est, abito in malam rem.

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05:07 Sep 4, 2000
English to Latin translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: if in doubt, fuck it
please do not treat this as a joke
as it is my unofficial family motto
and an actual latin version would be very much appreciated
cheers
batslug
Latin translation:Si dubitum est, abito in malam rem.
Explanation:
My rendition is literally: "If the thing is doubtful, let it go to hell." Latin didn't commonly use (hetero-)sexual vocabulary abusively. So the basic hostility in your apodosis, being more important than the literal sense, is rendered here by "go to a bad end", the equivalently hostile Latin phrase. Of course, the "bad end" in the world Christianized after classical Latin literature, would be "hell".
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thanks for treatin me without contempt, your quick response, and highly helpful information

cheers

batslug
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naSi dubitum est, abito in malam rem.Wigtil


  

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11 hrs
Si dubitum est, abito in malam rem.


Explanation:
My rendition is literally: "If the thing is doubtful, let it go to hell." Latin didn't commonly use (hetero-)sexual vocabulary abusively. So the basic hostility in your apodosis, being more important than the literal sense, is rendered here by "go to a bad end", the equivalently hostile Latin phrase. Of course, the "bad end" in the world Christianized after classical Latin literature, would be "hell".



    J. N. Adams, LATIN SEXUAL VOCABULARY
Wigtil
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thanks for treatin me without contempt, your quick response, and highly helpful information

cheers

batslug
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