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    Squirrel solveg's Avatar
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    OT: Familiy motto

    John E was saying his family crest had the motto "feros ferio", which I remember as being something like fierce fiercity? (He'll have to correct my memory).

    The French side of my family has a crest with the motto something like "We Endure"

    My Italian name means "Kiss of the Wolf", so I don't want* to know what that motto is.

    If you have a family crest and motto, what is it? If you don't, what would it be if you could start one?

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    Hey you kids...........get off the lawn!

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    "Shut Up and Keep Pedalling"
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    Clan Motto: Virtutis gloria merces (Glory is the reward of valour)
    Clan Slogan: Garg 'n Uair Dhuisgear, (fierce when roused)

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    Ride it like you stole it--because you probably did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ad6mj View Post
    Clan Slogan: Garg 'n Uair Dhuisgear, (fierce when roused)
    Wow! That Slogan looks Klingon!

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    "Putting the 'fun' in dysfunctional."

    or maybe...

    "Like the Sopranos, only without guns."
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    Quote Originally Posted by solveg View Post
    John E was saying his family crest had the motto "feros ferio", which I remember as being something like fierce fiercity? (He'll have to correct my memory).

    ?

    Feros is that rusty old steel frame I have dying down the bottom of the garden.

    Edit.---The reason it is down the garden is that it never was any good in the first place and is definitly past it now.
    Last edited by stapfam; 02-07-08 at 10:51 AM.
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    I think our family "motto" was something like
    "Straighten up and fly right, you're treading on thin ice."
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    Edit.---The reason it is down the garden is that it never was any good in the first place and is definitly past it now.
    HAH! I was about to say "Lucy, you got some 'splaining to do!!!!"

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    I don't know if it's a family motto, but my Mother always told me that...

    Rules are made to be broken.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

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    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

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    Interesting question. I just looked mine up: Ubi bene ibi patria.

    I think that can be translated: home is where you hang your barracks bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solveg View Post
    Wow! That Slogan looks Klingon!

    ! Gaelic actually. I sometimes think the Klingons were modeled after Scots though.

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    Long ago and in the South (USA), one of the cousins butchered some Latin to approximate the defacto family moto, it was something like: Pugila, Fornicata, Morta; Nolo Interet. He assured us it translated to "Fight, Fornicate*, or Die; It's All the Same to Us".

    * - Translation modified to reflect BF 50+ sensibilities.

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    This is my family motto - really:

    "Don't argue with stupid people 'cause they is too stupid to know they is stupid!"

    Words to live by. My emblem would be a double wide trailer surrounded by chickens.
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    From lyrics of Antrax's Fueled:

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    Semper Ubi Sub Ubi

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    "Judge.....why you settin bail so high?"

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    Dulcius ex Asperis

    I think it means "Don't make me stop this car!"
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    That would also do for me as well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jm01 View Post
    Semper Ubi Sub Ubi
    Yep, I NEVER leave home without them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jm01 View Post
    Semper Ubi Sub Ubi
    What does this mean?

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    My family coat of arms is a chair. I'm thinking that it must have been hard to look tough going into battle when your shield had a chair painted on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solveg View Post
    What does this mean?

    Always wear underwear.
    "Light it up, Popo." --Levi Leipheimer

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    Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc. (We gladly feast on those who would subdue us.)

    Either that or "He who fights and runs away lives to run another day."
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