...I'm sorry, I just couldn't resist...
Yes, I have fun with words and languages. No disrespect intended, but I actually enjoy trying to tweak Latin into something that obviously isn't Latin but is definitely funny. For example...
|Blogito Ergo Sum|
...and anyone addicted to blogging should see the humor in that caption.
Julius Caesar is credited with "I Came, I Saw, I Conquered." Well, we photographers need to stick together and make our own pronouncements:
|Veni, Vidi, Video|
...hey, it's better than "Carpe Dime" (that is, "I'll give you ten cents for that fish"), right...?
(Oh, stop groaning, it wasn't *that* bad...)
But recently, I had the chance to take it to a whole new level...the most "in" of in-jokes...
See, I now work for the Ludwig von Mises Insitute in Auburn, Alabama. And the personal motto of Ludwig von Mises is a Latin phrase.
Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito
"Do Not Give In To Evil, But Proceed Ever More Boldly Against It."
"Tu Ne Cede Malis" is a very common phrase around here. It's on coffee cups and bumper stickers. One guy even uses a version of it as his private email address.
...and I just couldn't resist...
|Tu Ne Cede Malis|
(...and you groaned at the ten cent fish...)