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LOL Family Motto

Discussion in 'General' started by Dr. Coin, 25 Jan 2021.

  1. Dr. Coin

    Dr. Coin Multimodder

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    A conversation at work lead to us trying to create our own family mottos with google translate to get the Latin. The humor came when attempting to translate back into English.

    Mine:
    Ego instrumentum et irritum facient warantiam.​
    Translation:
    I am a tool and make void the warranty.​
    Original:
    I have a tool and will void the warranty.​

    Anyone else care to share?
     
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  2. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Multimodder

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    Not gonna lie, the translation isn't my family motto, but it definitely should be.
     
  3. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Tibi muta sunt si vos postulo ut lenta

    If you are dumb you need to be tough
     
  4. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Rotary Cat.

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    Don't have family motto but, perhaps it should be my signature.

    Nolite te bastardes carborundorum.

    Roughly translates as 'don't let the bastards grind you down.' (Norman Stanley Fletcher)
     
  5. enbydee

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    Qui injuriam est omnibus injuriam.

    An injury to one is an injury to all
     
  6. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    My dad's motto and his dad's before him.

    quisque eget vests et braccae

    Everyone needs vests and pants.
     
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  7. Spraduke

    Spraduke Lurker

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    Closest one from my dad is:

    ut de itinere

    (Get out of the road - said normally as "Out the rud" - i.e. you're in my way so move it)
     
  8. Midlight

    Midlight Minimodder

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    Ostium fenestram magis quam dabo tibi velis
    Originally, 'You'd make a better door than a window'
    Translated back, 'Opening the window will give you more than you'
    Always a popular one in our house, the youngest has a terrible habit of getting in the way of things. It's one I got from my grandma when my younger brother had a habit of getting in the way.
     

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