133Re: Latin [was Re: A Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Problem]
- Nov 17, 2004On Wed, Nov 17, 2004, Shlomi Fish wrote about "Latin [was Re: A Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Problem]":
> > But at least the plan doesn't involved the fighting parties starting to:-)
> > use Linux :-)
> > Linux vincit omnia.
> What is "vincit omnia"? A google search turned out nothing. I love it when
> people use Latin phrases that I don't understand. They try to sound profound
> using a language no-one understands. It sounds just as well in English or in
vincit omnia means conquers, or wins over, all. The more usual saying is
"Omnia vincit Amor", meaning "Love Conquers All".
> For example, instead of saying "Cogito Ergo Sum" you can say "I think,"I think therefore I am" is indeed an English saying, but "So passes
> therefore I am". Instead of "Sic Transit Gloria Mundi", you can say "So
> passes the Glory of the World".
the Glory of the World" is not (in Hebrew it is a good saying, by the
way), and people do use the latin version. Plus, it's important to know
what "sic" means, and what "omnia" means as well :)
But generally, you're right. I added that pseudo-latin saying as a joke,
not to sound profound...
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