I apologize that today’s post is not as in-depth as usual, but getting sick earlier this week meant that I’m now madly trying to catch up on school. But I do have a quote to share that amuses me highly—it’s a play on words and uses Latin. What could be better?
Before you read it, you might want to know this fact if you’re not a Latin scholar:
sanguis, sanguinis: feminine noun meaning blood
[Nellie entering a site with blood and bones on the ground.] “Far too much red for my taste—but I must applaud you for going bold. Oh Lord, there are even bits in the branches over there! Goodness! How marvelously grisly!”
… “Good morning, Miss Fuller,” Charlie said. “You seem very … positive this morning.”
“Sanguine, even,” added Jackaby.
~ Beastly Bones by William Ritter
Okay, so maybe I’m the only person who finds that funny. You can cough awkwardly or pat my head condescendingly, if you wish.
Before you go, I’d really appreciate it you answer this poll. I’m hoping to dive into this topic sometime, and I’d love to see what you guys think about it. I know that you might be able to identify with several answers, so please just pick the one that you think is closest to the truth. =)
How has your January been going? Do you have any other funny book quotes to share?