Friday, July 18, 2014

Tu Ne Cede Mallis

...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...)