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Salute saying

Posted by Ward on July 15, 2004

In Reply to: Salute saying posted by Malcolm on July 14, 2004

: : : Where does the saying going something like "Those who are about to die salute you" come from?

: : From beautiful, downtown Rome, IT around 75BC or so.
: : Spoken by gladiators as they entered an arena.
: : "Ave Caesar.." Whoops, cant do that.
: : Err..."Hail Caesar, Those who are about to die salute you".

: The phrase is "For those about to rock, we salute you." It is an ACDC song.

Seems to me Caesar was slightly before ACDC.