Three friars were behind on their belfry payments, so they opened up
a small florist shop to raise the funds. Since everyone liked to buy
flowers from the men of God, the rival florist across town thought
the competition was unfair.
He asked the good fathers to close down, but they would not. He went
back and begged the friars to close. They ignored him. He asked his
mother to go and ask the friars to get out of the business. They
ignored her too. Even some local hoodlums threatened the fathers,
but to no avail.
So the rival florist hired Hugh MacTaggart, the roughest and most
vicious thug in town, to “persuade” them to close. Hugh beat up the
friars and trashed their store, saying he’d be back to kill them if they
didn’t close shop. Terrified, they did so immediately.
This again proves that Hugh, and only Hugh, can prevent florist friars.
Answers from last week’s Latin –
QUI ME AMAT, AMAT ET CANEM MEAM
Love me, love my dog.
MONSTRA MIHI PECUNIAM
Show me the money.
LUCUS SUM IPSE PATREM TE
Luke, I am your father.
POTESTATEM OBSCURI LATERIS NESCIS
You don’t know the power of the dark side.
SIT VIS VOBISCUM
May the Force be with you.
UBI FUMUS IBI IGNIS
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire
NULLUM GRATUITUM PRANDIUM
There is no free lunch.
IMUS AD MAGUM OZI VIDENDUM, MAGUM OZI MIRUM MIRISSIMUM.
We are going to see the wizard, the wonderful wizard of Oz.
SOLUM POTESTIS PROHIBERE IGNES SILVARUM
Only you can prevent forest fires.
CLAMO, CLAMATIS, OMNES CLAMAMUS PRO GLACE LACTIS
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.
PURGAMENTUM INIT, EXIT PURGAMENTUM
Garbage in, garbage out.
Dr Bob Griffin, www.grif.net
1 cross + 3 nails = 4 given