This one was Jeremy Thompson's idea. He offered 'In loco parentis' – 'Dad's an engine driver'; and 'Sic transit gloria mundi' – 'It was a rough crossing yesterday but it is a lovely day today.' It's always hard to capture the spirit of the original, and Alan Beattie had a slightly different version: 'After a heavy weekend, Gloria threw up in the van.'
1. 'Pas de deux'
No, I only want one, demands Hopi Sen.
2. 'Jeux sans frontières'
Juice with no bits, as drunk by Fiona Laird. I thought that was "Deus ex machina." Jeremy Thompson thought it was "Entente Cordiale" – juice for camping.
3. 'Ex officio'
I work alongside my former wife, offers Robert Wright.
A larger-sized fruit for the gentleman, suggests Ben Stanley.
5. 'J'y suis et j'y reste'
I am Swiss and I'm having a lie-down, says Mark Colvin.
6. 'Coup de grâce'
Lawnmower. Thanks to Jeremy Cliffe.
7. 'Pro bono'
A fan of the U2 frontman, offers Citizen Sane.
Changes in perceiving someone as a potential criminal as they move towards and away from you. From Alan Robertson.
A teapot that doesn't drip. From Mark Bassett.
10. 'Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose'
I want my money back, and so does my mum, says Ben Stanley.
Next week: Authors in films of their books
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