A guide to Mal de Mer language


From the 1947 Austerity Trip

Some of the following phrases may be heard on the islands or quoted. For the sake of the ignorant the following interpretations are given:

Lex Loci – the custom of the place

Maldemerum Magnum Bonum – real good Mal de Mer

Enjoyum repeatabum – keep enoying yourself

Satisfactum donum accountum – give a good account of yourself

More Majorum – in the manner of the ancestors

Vomitus Moderatus Piscatus – feed the fishes gently

Vomitus recordus watchus – note the time you are sick

Pax bellum perpetuum – peace to your tummy always

Super Marinum et Terrum – on sea and land

Hilaritus Repeatus consideratus comfortus populus – study others in your hilarity

Non mixum sufficiento satisfactum Rum et Shrubum – go easy with Rum and Shrub

Non dormi socum – purus airus necessitus – put your socks outside the window

Non annoyus Georgius – don’t upset George

Non distrubus Albertus – don’t wake Albert

Sans fear et sans reproche – without fear or reporach

Secondum Naturuum – according to course of nature

Sic transit gloria mundi super Scillonian – so passes away earthly glory on Scillonian

Dum Vivimus vivamus – while we live, let us live

Nunquam non paratus – never unprepared

Secondum artum – according to rule

Bis pueri senes – old men are boys

Est modus in rebus – there is medium in all things

Fille de chambre – chambermaid

Ne quid nimis No 1 Account – not too much….?

Quantum sufficit – a sufficient quantity

Quantum libet – as much as you please

Respondus instantus – jump to it

Reportus adenoidus – report snorers

Sortum pleasurum – go a you please

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2019 RESULTS

Wednesday 25th
Tennis 4 : 2 Mals
Table Tennis 26 : 22 Islands
Volleyball 2 : 0 Mals
Basketball 21 : 14 Islands
Vets 5-A-Side Football 17 : 7 Islands

Thursday 26th
Beach Football 12 : 5 Islands
Beach Volleyball 2 : 0 Islands
Beach Softball : cancelled due to tide!

Hockey 3 : 0 Mals
Snooker 2 : 1 Islands
Darts 7 : 0 Islands

Pool 7 : 3 Islands

Friday 27th
Golf 8 : 1 Islands
Bowls 3.5 : 0.5 Islands
Rifle Shooting 819 : 789 Mals

Badminton 3 : 1 Islands

Saturday 28th
Cricket v St Mary’s : cancelled due to rain
Football 8 : 3 Islands
Quiz : Islands

Boat Race : Mals

Sunday 29th
Clay Shooting : Mals
Cricket v Tresco : Mals
Football 1 : 1 Draw

Monday 30th
Cricket v St. Martin’s : cancelled due to tides!
Gigs : cancelled due to sea conditions

Mals 9 v Islands 13

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