Upthorn (the_cowch) wrote in linguaphiles,

latin translation request

I would like to ask you fine people how to say "Don't be a dick" in Latin. For (completely unnecessary) clarification, "dick" in this case is the modern colloquial usage for "mean-spirited and/or self-absorbed person". Of course, since I expect any equivalent Latin colloquialism has been lost to the ravages of time, a more literal "don't be a penis" would also be acceptible.

This is to be placed as a motto on a collectible coin being minted for a convention, and while I suspect I may be too late to submit the correct phrase to this batch, the reference will be useful for future years.

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