Posted by Dennis » 3 Comments »
We’re having lunch at the Ram at Univerity Village in Seattle, and came across a bit of bad coaster Latin:
MAGNUS, MELIORIS, MUSTUS
This is supposed to say ‘Bigger, Better, Fresher’, but says ‘Big, of a better, unfermented wine.’
Without the commas that would say ‘a better person’s unfermented wine.’
I should prefer something like this:
MAIOR, MELIOR, VIRIDIOR
(The pictures may or may not upload.)
But what is ‘bigger, better, fresher’? Why is it masculine?
If it’s a thing or a concept, then let’s use the neuter:
MAIUS, MELIUS, VIRIDIUS
Or perhaps neuter plural:
MAIORA, MELIORA, VIRIDIORA
Any suggestions for a better word for ‘fresher’? I’m at a loss as I blog from my phone.