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#1 2010-10-04 22:00:52

shamrockmonkey
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From: chicago
Posts: 1418

Cato the Elder

...I think it was, ended every address in the roman forum with "Carthago delenda est", "carthage must be destroyed". no matter how mundane the subject before the senate, grain/circus subsidies or discrimination in vestal virgin selection exams, they all ended with that same catchy tagline. i think that this forum (the ivy senate?) could make similar use of a similar sign-off. "chensvold delenda est", or, in the interest of simplicity, "Chensvold must be destroyed" should be adopted. Much as cato's original line, it would focus the forum on its main existential purpose, that is, the epic, millennial struggle between Talk Ivy and Chensvold. It would also have a positive effect on Forum Morale.


I brush my teeth with minty paste/I hate when Liquor goes to waste.

 

#2 2010-10-05 01:30:01

Harpo
The Best In The West
From: West Wales
Posts: 2614

Re: Cato the Elder

Yes but, in the words of Cicero "Quis custodient ipsos custodes?". You know what I mean, innit.


Eeeeeee-lec-tricity!

 

#3 2010-10-05 02:54:16

zuckermandl
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Posts: 217

Re: Cato the Elder

Harpo wrote:

Yes but, in the words of Cicero "Quis custodient ipsos custodes?". You know what I mean, innit.

Indeed. Rem acu tegigisti.

 

#4 2010-10-05 03:21:50

shamrockmonkey
Member
From: chicago
Posts: 1418

Re: Cato the Elder

teTIgisti.

oh, i forgot the sign-off. stop making me try to remember a language i failed with a superflous minus. chensvold must be destroyed!!

Last edited by shamrockmonkey (2010-10-05 03:26:27)


I brush my teeth with minty paste/I hate when Liquor goes to waste.

 

#5 2010-10-05 03:32:42

Toffeeman
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Posts: 103

Re: Cato the Elder

Ahhh....latin class. At last - REAL Ivy League.

TM

 

#6 2010-10-05 03:34:17

Toffeeman
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Posts: 103

Re: Cato the Elder

Nil satis nisi optimum.

TM

 

#7 2010-10-05 03:35:00

Rip Rig & Panic
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Posts: 4697

Re: Cato the Elder

I have little Latin and less Greek.  I remain, however, a superb manipulator of the English language: thou whoreson rogue, Chensvold.  Shog off!

 

#8 2010-10-05 06:14:52

farrago
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Posts: 706

Re: Cato the Elder

Harpo wrote:

Yes but, in the words of Cicero "Quis custodient ipsos custodes?". You know what I mean, innit.

No, no. "Tis Juvenal.


De gustibus non disputandum est.

 

#9 2010-10-05 06:35:46

Rip Rig & Panic
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Posts: 4697

Re: Cato the Elder

I'm not a juvenal delinquent...  as Frankie Lymon might have had it.

 

#10 2010-10-05 06:45:21

Moose Maclennan
Ivy Inspiration
From: Hernando's Hideaway
Posts: 4235

Re: Cato the Elder

Itis apis potand abigone tu.


'You know there are some of us that are just fated to look like a mini-cab driver. It doesn't matter what clothes you put on, or how much you pay for them, you're still going to look like a mini-cab driver.' (John Peel)

 

#11 2010-10-05 06:45:38

farrago
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Posts: 706

Re: Cato the Elder

Rip Rig & Panic wrote:

I'm not a juvenal delinquent...  as Frankie Lymon might have had it.

Wasn't he married-simultaneously- to a couple of women?  Maybe that was Little Anthony.


De gustibus non disputandum est.

 

#12 2010-10-05 06:55:13

Rip Rig & Panic
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Posts: 4697

Re: Cato the Elder

I don't know - but, if so, I admire his nerve and his staying power.  I never quite worked out how guys like Brigham Young managed it.  I need a pound of steak with all the trimmings before I can rise to the occasion.

 

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