Friday is for funny words

This has been a rather busy week, so I don’t have a funny word, but a funny phrase:

Postquam Crassus carbo factus, Carbo crassus factus est. – Terence

After Crassus became ashes, Carbo became fat/rich.

Terence is describing a situation in which Crassus, a rich man, dies and becomes ashes (carbo), while his heir, Carbo, becomes fat/rich (Crassus). Isn’t Latin fun?

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