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  • Merely to meet this difficulty with a non possumus is not, it seems to me, to understand the gravity of the question that I am putting to you.

    The East Indians in Canada

  • If you think about it, as long as you do it charitably, the main thing is to say what the Polish bishops said to the Communists in the 50's: "Non possumus."

    WE BEG YOU, HOLY FATHER, DO NOT LEAVE US ALONE!

  • Woodcock, A New Latin Syntax § 125, pg. 94; bold mine - pjsSenator Obama's new motto, vero possumus, lacks an infinitive.

    Yes, we can (except when it comes to Latin)

  • Woodcock, A New Latin Syntax § 125, pg. 94; bold mine - pjsSenator Obama's new motto, vero possumus, lacks an infinitive.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • A better way to put the motto would be vero possumus excurrere, or "Indeed, we can hasten forwards."

    Yes, we can (except when it comes to Latin)

  • Well, Senator Barack Obama has a new logo - which I suppose was intended to make him look "presidential," whatever that means in this race - and it included the Latin phrase, vero possumus.

    Yes, we can (except when it comes to Latin)

  • Slightly above the eagle is the Latin phrase dubbed as “vero possumus.”

    Obama Unveils His New Campaign Logo

  • Well, Senator Barack Obama has a new logo - which I suppose was intended to make him look "presidential," whatever that means in this race - and it included the Latin phrase, vero possumus.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • Actually "vero" on its own can stand as an adverb, it even has its own entry in the Oxford Latin Dictionary, so "vero possumus" is fine, and certainly sounds less clunky than using "enim" (which I certainly wouldn't translate as 'truly' but 'in fact' or 'actually')

    Smoking Guns and the Morality of Parliamentary Privilege

  • A better way to put the motto would be vero possumus excurrere, or "Indeed, we can hasten forwards."

    Archive 2008-06-01

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