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    Smile What is the meaning of Carpe diem?

    It is a quote of the movie "Death Poetry Society".

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    Re: What is the meaning of Carpe diem?

    hi,

    Carpe diem ( from latin)=seize the day= do the most of the present moment

    I've seen this film a month ago. It is a very good film!

    O Captain, My Captain!


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    Re: What is the meaning of Carpe diem?

    If you have any other questions about this film feel free and ask!

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    Re: What is the meaning of Carpe diem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    hi,
    Carpe diem ( from latin)=seize the day= do the most of the present moment
    ...
    ... and it's in Latin because that's the way Horace wrote it. (I'm not sure that he wasn't just using an idiomatic phrase though.)

    There aren't many English words (in wide circulation) that derive from this word - if you're involved in hand or wrist injuries/disorders you might see 'metacarpal' or 'carpal tunnel' though.

    Meanwihile, back at the film...

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    Re: What is the meaning of Carpe diem?

    Does anyone remember Mrs. Doubtfire when his/her teeth fell into the glass?

    "Carpe dentum"

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    Re: What is the meaning of Carpe diem?

    ... and it's in Latin because that's the way Horace wrote it. (I'm not sure that he wasn't just using an idiomatic phrase though.)
    Incidentally, when Horace used it he was saying more than 'make the most of your opportunities'; he was saying 'make the most of your youth'. I think some users have this specific meaning in mind - why bother with the original language if you're not referring to the original context?

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