Latin phrases - assistance?

  DANZIG 10:47 04 Dec 2007


I'm knocking up some certificates for some awards at work to be presented at our team Christmas party. After having looked at other 'proper' certificates, I've noticed they generally have some words on them somewhere in Latin that is to do with the company/award etc.

If anyone out there knows any Latin phrases that might fit with the company/team I would be really grateful. Or even any websites that have them on.

We're all pretty young(ish), we like our beers and most of us are "close", if you see what I mean ;-).

If anyone does respond to this then it might take a while for me to respond as I'm off to work now and find it a touch tricky to access the 'net from work.

  I am Spartacus 10:59 04 Dec 2007

noli illegitimi carborundum

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  skeletal 11:11 04 Dec 2007

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  Quickbeam 11:18 04 Dec 2007
  john bunyan 11:40 04 Dec 2007

In training our squad motto was " Nihil sed excretum tauri"

  Bingalau 13:10 04 Dec 2007

john bunyan. Now you have got me guessing at all but the "excretum tauri" bit? I know tauri probably equates to bull and excretum to .... But can't figure out the other two words? No doubt others on here soon will enlighten me though. Maybe it's "Nothing but Bull...." Wild guess.

  DANZIG 17:45 04 Dec 2007


I'll have a look at them tomorrow.


  Weskit 18:55 04 Dec 2007

Didn't Bernard Miles use the second alternative - "nil illegitimi..."

  VCR97 20:24 04 Dec 2007

Your guess is correct.

  BT 08:36 05 Dec 2007

Plenty here

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  anchor 15:57 05 Dec 2007

It depends if you wish to be serious, or just joking.

For a serious quote I suggest this as appropriate for an award:

"Primus inter pares" (First among equals)

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