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Thread #59418 Message #2123107
Posted By: Amos
10-Aug-07 - 11:26 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Actually, although he is not sayin' nuffin' 'bout it, Rapaire's family crest has the ancient Ukrainian motto in silver letters on it, Noxtecous ganta flid.
It translates roughly as "Do (shit) unto others before they would do unto you." There is no word to directly translate the imperative "Noxtecous" of the verb "noxticir", which most closely in actual usage resembles the American phrase "to lay some bad shit on".
"Ganta" is derived from "g-anty", which has cognate relationships with various meta-cyrillic forms relating to "before", "ahead of", and "by a nose".
"Flid" is of course the subjunctive form of the third-person plural "flis", meaning 'they do', from "flir", to do, although in colloquial terms probably better rendered as "to, like, do, ya know?".