I was twelve when I first when to a trip with my father to Rome. I remember that my father was always telling me that this old city is full of ghost stories. I can't remember all but almost every spot we went, and he will tell us a ghost tale or a ghost rumor about that place. My father in a cafe located in an old building fooled around and said, "Diabolo, I wonder how many men had died here, and how many ghosts are still around smelling the coffee beans every day!"
I heard a whisper at my left ear going "Exite!" in a deep low voice. I turned around and thought my father had played a trick on me and so I said "Stop that! It's creepy!" and I hit him on his shoulder. My father laughed thinking that he had got me with the Latin phrase "Diabolo" which means Devil. I asked my father what he meant by "Exite" my father raised his eyebrows and said "Ha! Good one, go away huah?" I did not understand at first since I still think that his was playing tricks on me.
Suddenly my father turned to me and said "Where did you learn that?" I asked back since I did not know what was going on "How do you mean? Now, did the ghost whispered to you?" My father knew that I did not know any Latin words or phrases at that time; he became quiet and fooled around less. I finally asked him what happened and he said "You know what? Somebody insulted me in Latin." I laughed and said "I am going to insult you if you keep on doing it..." than I heard the whispering low voice again going "Stultus...est scut... Stultus facit..." I told my father I don't speak no Latin and stop whispering to me that way, my father repeated the phrase, "Did it go "Stultus est sicut stultus facit, in a deep voice?" I said to him it sounded that way but in a much deeper voice.
My father paid for the coffee and the food we ate while I sat there and waited for him. My chair shook strongly, and made me fall. I thought it was an earthquake; my father ran to me at once and told me that we are leaving that building at once. I asked my father what did the phrase meant and he told me "That really meant something like, Stupid is as stupid does".
Now that I think of that whatever or whoever that was, how insulting it is!
PS I googled some words up so it might not be accurate, please correct me if any of you know that the phrase is wrong.