Monday, September 20, 2010

Latino Esse

The other day at work I received a phone call for a workmate who was away on leave.

The caller said "I really need to talk to her."

"She's not here", I said.

"Can you call her?" She asked in a really whingey voice that sounded like she was some sort of whinge bag that goes to Chicken Treat.

"She's on leave" I say. And then I add some latin to drive the point home "She's persona non grata".

I'm not sure why I did this. I thought it just fit. A quick search of wikipedia tells me that persona non grata means "an unwelcome person". Yeah that's what I meant. An unwelcome person. I got non gratitude from the persona on the other side of the phone though. Obviously not a person of the book like me.

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