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Reply Wed 23 Apr, 2014 05:27 am
I am looking to have a tattoo in Latin saying 'deal with it'. It will be used as my family motto as my surname is Card.

I have tried online translations, but keep getting different results. Can anybody help please?
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Reply Wed 23 Apr, 2014 07:22 am
@miccard,
There is a problem with translating puns. What is a pun in one language is
usually not a pun in another. For exmaple, "deal with it". In English, "deal"
means both "handle" when accompanied by "with", or "distribute cards".

Tracta illud would mean "deal with it" and the sense of handle it, but
it has no reference to cards.
miccard
 
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Reply Wed 23 Apr, 2014 07:55 am
@George,
Hi George,
that's excellent, thank you.
I have searched for Card, as i could change it to 'deal with the Cards', but keep coming up with pecto which i think relates to carding wool.
is there a phrase which would suit this instead?
thanks for your help.
George
 
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Reply Wed 23 Apr, 2014 08:59 am
@miccard,
The Latin for card is carta.

"Deal with the Cards" would be Tracta Cartas (or
Tractate Cartas if addressing more than one person).
miccard
 
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Reply Wed 23 Apr, 2014 10:11 am
@George,
Now that is a good sounding motto and will look great as part of my tattoo

thank you very much for your help.
George
 
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Reply Wed 23 Apr, 2014 11:06 am
@miccard,
Before I forget, read this.
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