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#52664 - 02/14/02 03:38 PM Re: Latin motto
TEd Remington Offline
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Ab ova ad Mortuis

From the Womb to the Tomb

Edited later:

Make tha:

Ab ovo usque ad extremum

This is grammatically correct Latin,



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#52665 - 03/14/02 08:18 PM Re: Latin motto
chrisp Offline
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Let me get this straight... The medical student commitee want a new motto to reflect the beliefs/ideals of the medical school to the community. So you want it written in a language that even the authors of this creed don't understand. How will those who you are communicating with understand if you, the authors don't? I have just spent the last 5 years of my life learning a plethora of latin/greek terms for disease/conditions/structures that would be a hell of a lot easy to learn if they were directly translated into english (patients often think that the incomprehensible name of their symptom is actually a diagnosis it seems like some people would rather suffer from polymyalgia rheumatica than aching muscles and joints). I'm not saying that we should retranslate everything back into english but I don't see the point in protracting this ridiculous charade. Unless of course you have other reasons for using latin... history, tradition, etc.




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#52666 - 03/14/02 08:56 PM Re: Latin motto
doc_comfort Offline
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Unless of course you have other reasons for using latin...

It looks much cooler on letterheads.


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#52667 - 03/15/02 06:11 AM Re: Latin motto
Faldage Offline
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much cooler on letterheads

Which brings up the question: What language did the Romans use when *they wanted to bamboozle somebody?


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#52668 - 03/15/02 12:55 PM .
Max Quordlepleen Offline
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#52669 - 03/15/02 01:40 PM Re: Latin motto
Keiva Offline
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No need. If you're good enough, you can bamboozle in any language!


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