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  1. Standard memberSeitse
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    13 Sep '15 22:46
    You think you are the general forum hot shot, uh?

    This too shall pass. Be warned.
  2. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    14 Sep '15 02:481 edit
    Originally posted by Seitse
    You think you are the general forum hot shot, uh?

    This too shall pass. Be warned.
    Sic transit gloria mundi

    "In English: Thus passes the glory of the world.

    This is an enormously famous proverb, and I decided to post it today in honor of the extraordinary rapidity with which Donald Rumsfeld has departed from our political midst. Here today, gone tomorrow. Or rather: gone today!

    Although the ancient Romans certainly had a sense of the transitoriness of things, this phrase belongs to the tradition of Christian Latin, rather than to the classical Roman tradition. The phrase actually forms part of the Catholic ritual for the installation of a new pope: "Pater sancte! Sic transit gloria mundi," "Holy Father! Thus passes the glory of the world." The phrase is repeated three times as a bundle of flax is set afire and of course bursts into a brief and sudden flame. I wonder if they will say something to this effect as our new Secretary of Defense is sworn into office!

    As for the origins of the phrase, a very similar sentiment is expressed in the highly influential 15th-century treatise by Thomas a Kempis, "On the Imitation of Christ." In section 1.3.6, he remarks, "O quam cito transit gloria mundi," "Oh how quickly passes the glory of the world."

    This remark is the culmination of a series of very pointed observations about the vanity of learning and academic pursuits. As Thomas insists:
    Tell me, where now are all those masters and teachers, whom thou knewest well, whilst they were yet with you, and flourished in learning? Their stalls are now filled by others, who perhaps never have one thought concerning them. Whilst they lived they seemed to be somewhat, but now no one speaks of them. Oh how quickly passeth the glory of the world away!

    I think anyone who has walked through the dusty halls of a library warehouse knows this feeling: rows and rows filled with books and more books written by authors whose names are long forgotten. Publish or perish? Well, those who publish do perish in the end, too - along with everyone else!

    So here is today's proverb read out loud - and remember that in the very moment as you are listening to these words, the world and its glories are in transit, as ever:" (italics mine) http://audiolatinproverbs.blogspot.com/2006/11/sic-transit-gloria-mundi.html
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    Thumbs Up.
  3. SubscriberPonderableonline
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    19 Sep '15 06:55
    Originally posted by Seitse
    You think you are the general forum hot shot, uh?

    This too shall pass. Be warned.
    As Salomon recently remarked aptly: Everything has its time...
  4. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    19 Sep '15 07:16
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    As Salomon recently remarked aptly: Everything has its time...
    Every dog has its day. (And then wakes up with fleas).
  5. Standard memberSeitse
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    19 Sep '15 14:55
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    Lady, you and I need to have some tet-a-tet.
  6. SubscriberPonderableonline
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    21 Sep '15 10:41
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Lady, you and I need to have some tet-a-tet.
    tête-à-tête?
  7. Standard memberSeitse
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    21 Sep '15 17:02
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    tête-à-tête?
    I phonetically Spanicized the term.
  8. SubscriberPonderableonline
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    14 Oct '15 11:46
    Originally posted by Seitse
    I phonetically Spanicized the term.
    ...mexicanized as a mexican wrestling midget?
  9. Mar-a-Lago
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    14 Oct '15 12:24
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    ...mexicanized as a mexican wrestling midget?
    If you know of any midgets please inform them of my upcoming dwarf tossing event.
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    14 Oct '15 16:06
    Originally posted by Captain Strange
    If you know of any midgets please inform them of my upcoming dwarf tossing event.
    Be careful.

    Seitse will demand that you toss him, and it won't be the meaning of "tossing" you'd intended.
  11. Mar-a-Lago
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    14 Oct '15 16:08
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    Be careful.

    Seitse will demand that you toss him, and it won't be the meaning of "tossing" you'd intended.
    LOL
  12. Standard memberSeitse
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    15 Oct '15 00:27
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    ...mexicanized as a mexican wrestling midget?
    You got it, baby!
  13. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    15 Oct '15 00:32
    Originally posted by Seitse
    You got it, baby!
    @Seitse: "را به تصویر این است: ..." lol
  14. SubscriberKewpie
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    15 Oct '15 04:47
    How did we ever manage without google?
  15. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    15 Oct '15 06:09
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    How did we ever manage without google?
    I dunno ... have you tried googling it?
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