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Old 02-07-08, 09:24 AM   #1
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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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Old 02-07-08, 09:40 AM   #2
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Wow! That Slogan looks Klingon!
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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.
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Old 02-07-08, 11:44 AM   #9
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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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Old 02-07-08, 12:09 PM   #12
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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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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".

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"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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I think it means "Don't make me stop this car!"
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