Jacob Rees-Mogg’s been tweeting in Latin again and these takedowns are gloriosum
It was one of several big days for Brexit last week and also a big day for Jacob Rees Mogg’s Latin dictionary, it would appear.
Dies iræ, dies illa. https://t.co/26tQYpFCq6
— Jacob Rees-Mogg (@Jacob_Rees_Mogg) March 12, 2019
Which roughly translates as ‘That day is a day of wrath’ or something similar. Well, it does according to Google Translate.
“Day of wrath and doom impending.” I didn’t think he could get any more sinister, but here we are.
— Cat Finnie (@CatFinnie) March 12, 2019
Not entirely sure what the Brexit cheerleading Tory MP meant by that – he was quote tweeting a video from pro-Brexit account @StandUp4Brexit – but the takedowns that followed are much easier to get your head around.
Here are our favourites.
Aye very good, but what’s Latin for “I’ve trousered 7 million quid”, you antique Slenderman.
— Dai Lama (@WelshDalaiLama) March 12, 2019
Has thy cat trodden on thy iPad?
— Jesus Rees-Mogg (@JesusReesMogg) March 12, 2019
Thank God the electorate have these guys to take their side against the elite. https://t.co/39xwonG08p
— Jonn Elledge is on holiday (@JonnElledge) March 12, 2019
Judex ergo cum sedebit,
Quidquid latet apparebit:
Nil inultum remanebit – and the lawyers ain’t buying it…
— Paul Mason (@paulmasonnews) March 12, 2019
“I’m ok, I have a hedge fund.”
— Edwin Hayward️ (@uk_domain_names) March 12, 2019
That this guy and Boris "Cathaginian terms" Johnson positioned themselves as anti-elitist is one of the biggest mirthless lols of Brexit. All populists secretly hate their people; these two do it openly. https://t.co/HUkU8zh40b
— Marina Hyde (@MarinaHyde) March 12, 2019
If I remember my Latin correctly that translates to ‘£7m, I’ve made £7m’
— Rob McCann (@robmccann84) March 12, 2019
— Calgie (@christiancalgie) March 12, 2019
Can anyone with an expensive education translate please? https://t.co/F0PqHiEIBf
— Paul Brand (@PaulBrandITV) March 12, 2019
— Slimothy Timothy (@slimtimcann) March 12, 2019
Tu finem bell
— John Rain (@MrKenShabby) March 12, 2019
Scaramouche, Scaramouche, can you do the Fandango
— Iain Clucas (@clooky) March 12, 2019
Every less-used Latin phrase translates to "I went to public school".
Everyone knows that. https://t.co/UjL6e82ebl
— Roland Smith (@rolandmcs) March 12, 2019
Spoken like a true man of the people Jacob. £7m reasons and counting why you support brexit
— Rohan (@Chops8592) March 12, 2019