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Re^3: I want more monkquips

by telemachus (Friar)
on Apr 11, 2009 at 11:37 UTC ( #757018=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: I want more monkquips
in thread I want more monkquips

Regex ultima ratio puns on the phrase ultima ratio regum (literally, "the final argument of kings" - that is, war). Louis XIV apparently liked that phrase so much he had it put on French cannons. It also inspired a wonderful series of jokes in Neal Stephenson's Snowcrash involving a weapon named Ratio. (The joke manages to combine this Latin phrase with "I'll make him an offer he don't refuse..." from The Godfather movies.)

The second is apparently a reference to the motto (or mottos - see below) of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery: Ubique quo fas et gloria ducunt, which is literally, "Everywhere (where) right and glory lead." I'm assuming that the idea is this (imagine the soldier speaking): "I'll follow everywhere that right and glory lead."

According to Wikipedia, the Ubique was separate from the rest, and you really have two mottos here:

  • Ubique: Everywhere
  • Quo fas et gloria ducunt: Where right and glory lead

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Re^4: I want more monkquips
by Gavin (Canon) on Apr 11, 2009 at 11:56 UTC

    Thanks for the correct translations telemachus.

    Personally I prefer my own translation if only in the spirit of quipping

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