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Señor Boethius
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New School Motto

Post by Señor Boethius » Fri Jun 17, 2005 5:03 pm

The school where I work has annoyed me for the umpteenth time, so I want to come up with a motto.

I was thinking: Excellence in mediocrity!

Translation: Virtus in mediocrium.

Would that be correct?

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Post by amans » Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:30 pm

Señor,

uirtus is a good word for excellence, I think. Mediocrity would, however, be translated directly into mediocritas... I am not sure you might not want to use in with the ablative here. But perhaps you could just as well connect the two words by a genitive: uirtus mediocritatis. If you want to modify the mediocritatis by an adjective, in the genitive of course, you could put that in front of uirtus.

I like the idea of this new 'motto' :lol:

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Post by Ioannes » Fri Jun 17, 2005 10:34 pm

"uirtus in mediocritate"

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Post by Cyborg » Sat Jun 18, 2005 1:42 am

could it be "laurus mediocritate"?

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Post by Lucus Eques » Sat Jun 18, 2005 2:30 am

Surely "mediocritad" is the Spanish, señor?

I might prefer E mediocritate uirtus, which feels a good deal more sonorous to my ears, and I like the connotation better.
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Post by Cyborg » Sat Jun 18, 2005 2:35 pm

Lucus Eques wrote:I might prefer E mediocritate uirtus, which feels a good deal more sonorous to my ears, and I like the connotation better.
I like it very much, too. :)

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Thank you

Post by Señor Boethius » Mon Jun 20, 2005 8:42 pm

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll make a sign now and hang it at my desk.

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