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Postby M. Henri Day » Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:40 pm

Stargzer wrote:
Conversely, one could say that Patton got it right:

Dulce et decorum est
Pro patria miles alius mori


It is sweet and fitting for the other soldier to die for his country.
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[Stargzer waits for BD to correct his Latin :) ]


If BD - or perhaps Garzo - will pardon me for rushing in where he/they might fear to tread, I think Patton's thought might be better expressed thusly :

Dulce et decorum est
Pro patria sua mileti alio fecere mori


I gladly accept correction - but hopefully one not quite as severe as that proposed by General Patton....

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Postby Brazilian dude » Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:52 pm

Dulce et decorum est
Pro patria militi alii mori.

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Postby M. Henri Day » Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:58 pm

But remember what Patton (allegedly) said :

... making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.


I e, it's not merely that the «other poor dumb bastard» dies, but that «we» (the good guys, of course) make him die for his country. BD's translation reflects Larry's statement, but hardly Patton's thinking....

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Postby Brazilian dude » Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:45 pm

I don't know squat about Patton's thinking, but your rendition is not correct either. What did the guy say, first of all?

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Postby M. Henri Day » Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:52 pm

You're not paying attention in class, again, BD ! A number of postings ago, Larry cited the dear sweet general thusly :

Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.


I'm interested in hearing your Latin version....

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Postby Brazilian dude » Sat Dec 17, 2005 9:30 am

Nunc volo ut memineritis nullum bastardum bellum vicisse moriendo pro patria. Vinxit faciendo alterum pauperem stultum bastardum mori pro patria ejus.

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Postby Apoclima » Sat Dec 17, 2005 8:42 pm

Wow! Eius and everything!

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Postby Brazilian dude » Sat Dec 17, 2005 9:10 pm

Hahaha, you say eius, I say ejus.

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Postby M. Henri Day » Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:35 pm

Brazilian dude wrote:Hahaha, you say eius, I say ejus.


Let's call the whole thing off....

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Postby Brazilian dude » Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:38 pm

Why?

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Postby M. Henri Day » Wed Dec 21, 2005 1:33 pm

Just an old sweet song - but not, perhaps, quite the one of which you're thinking !...

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Postby Brazilian dude » Wed Dec 21, 2005 1:35 pm

I'm thinking of nothing.

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Postby M. Henri Day » Wed Dec 21, 2005 1:47 pm

You said it - not I !...

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Postby Brazilian dude » Wed Dec 21, 2005 1:51 pm

We're getting nowhere with this, are we?

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Postby M. Henri Day » Wed Dec 21, 2005 2:01 pm

Brazilian dude wrote:Brazilian dude, in a foul mood


As good a reason as any - and better than some - for calling the whole thing off....

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