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Mangled Phrases

For years, New York Magazine has run a contest in which contestants take a well-known foreign phrase, change a single letter, and provide a definition for the new phrase.

New Phrase


Harlez-Vous Français?

Can you drive a French motocycle?

Cogito Eggo Sum

I think; therefore I am a waffle

Rigor Morris

The cat is dead

Repondez-Vous S'il Vous Plaid

Honk if you're Scottish

Que Sera Serf

Life is feudal

Posh Mortem

Death styles of the rich and famous

Pro Bozo Publico

Support your local clown

Apès Moe Le Deluge

Larry and Moe got wet

Haste Cuisine

Fast french food

Veni, Vidi, Vice

I came, I saw, I partied

Mazel Ton

Tons of luck

Aloha Oy

Love; Greetings; Farewell; from such a pain you should never know!

Visa La France

Don't leave your chateau without it

L'état, C'est Moo

I'm bossy around here

Cogito, Ergo Spud

I think, therefore I yam

Veni, Vidi, Velcro

I came, I saw, I stuck around