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Re: Bastardo carbarundum

Posted by RRC on June 12, 2008 at 23:48

In Reply to: Bastardo carbarundum posted by Beth on June 12, 2008 at 21:21:

: I love the phrase nil bastardo carbarundum (I realise it is probably an incorrect phrase to all you experts but the sentiment as used nowadays makes me smile). Anyway I mentioned it to a couple of people today, who gave me two others, but I've no idea what they mean (think the meaning of the second phrase is similar). They are

: Noli me voca, ego to vocabo

: and

: Noli nothis permittere to terere.

: I'm incredibly curious now and really would like to know. Genuine replies appreciated, many thanks.

Noli me vocare, ego te vocabo = Don't call me, I'll call you!
Noli nothis permittere te terere = Don't let the bastards wear you down!