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Old 06-14-2007, 10:51 AM
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That one's "de mortuis nil nisi bonum [dicendum est]." I learned it from Naomi Chana, a favourite Angel commentator of mine, who paraphrased it as "you don't talk smack about dead people."
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Well, okay, Z...

Sumus Quod Sumus ("we are what we are," the motto of Lake Wobegon) is sort of my default reply whenever Latin comes up, even tangentially.
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It was a greek saying originally,first spakethed by Chilon of Sparta.

Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam.
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CV = curriculum vitae = resume (sorta) = story of your life
Okay. As would seem to be usual, I was trying to make something even more complicated and linguistic-y out of it.
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El stampinium thingamanus.
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To get back to the original question...

Potato.
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Ha! Full house, aces over!
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Sorry, but my Royal Fizzbin trumps all!
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Not so fast.

Octavo.

Read 'em and weep
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*reads it and explodes*
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Hmm, what word is so powerful, so shocking that it trumps "allamaraine?"

NI!
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Curses.

I shall have to say to you:

jujuflop.
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Sorry, but I think Ni trumps all. Jujuflop is down there with shazbot.
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You force my hand.

Belgium, or if that won't do it...

...Nephelokokkygian!
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Ooooh, Ni versus Belgium, there's a poll waiting to be made by someone else.
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Aaaand that brings me neatly round to...

Mornington Crescent.
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