I like my golf tees personalized with something to help my game. My last batch had the words Swing Smoothly in Augusta Green on white tees. Since those are almost gone I decided to order some with the words Be Patient to help me when I am playing poorly and getting frustrated. And, I wanted the words in Latin. I used an on-line translator to come up with what I thought were the right words but I’ve worked overseas enough to know that literal translations can sometimes come out a bit ‘funny’ so I decided to check with someone to make sure I had it right.
It is not all that easy to find someone who teaches Latin even in a city the size of Houston. I finally found an Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of St. Thomas who was incredibly helpful. He told me that the on-line translation was not what I was looking for and suggested Lente (pronounced Lent Tay) which means slowly or patiently.