In Latin we don’t say “I love you,” we say “Pedicabo ego vos” which means “You are the image of my heart.”
I just think this is really beautiful.
oh my gosh
Tumblr, that’s not what this means at all. It essentially means ‘Fuck you’ and it is specifically from Catullus’ most explicit poem, Carmen 16, in which Catullus rips his 2 friends new ones via poetry after they called him a sissy for writing love poems.
The complete first line reads:
Pedicabo ego vos et irrumabo
and it can be translated a number of ways, including (but not limited to), “I will sodomize you and face-fuck/rape you.” I highly suggest reading the poem in its entirety. Enjoy!
Classicist out. *drops the mic*
I think that’s the point of the meme, but I adore that poem.