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bilby commented on the word nil carborundum
Isn't this the kind of blue funk you get from those no fun, nosh-Nazi, low-carb diets?
July 19, 2008
dontcry commented on the word nil carborundum
Oh, and he's a bastard if he even suggests it.
nil carborundum illegitimorum = don't let your mechanic install an off-brand carburetor. Trust me, you'll end up paying more in the long run (well known latin maxim).
johnmperry commented on the word nil carborundum
different case endings for illegitimi are used.The basic saying "nil carborundum" is thought to have originated during WW2. Obviously it can't predate the first synthesis of carborundum.
July 18, 2008
gangerh was too modest to say so, but the perfective form is nil carborundumdudgeon.
shevek commented on the word nil carborundum
Nolite te bastardes carborundorum is part of a linguistic trope in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale.
plethora commented on the word nil carborundum
I have heard so many variations on this expression, jmp. My family used to sya nil desperandum illegitimos carborundum.
gangerh commented on the word nil carborundum
Is it like zero toelerance?
So what's this nil carborundum footprint I keep hearing about?
Mock-Latin: nil carborundum illegitimorum = don't let the bastards grind you down
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