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  • This is not something I know enough about to confidently call stercus tauri on but every bit of my spidey sense is tingling that todays announcement, that financial advisers are to be banned from receiving commission for selling investment, pension and life assurance products from 2012, under new FSA rules (an EU inspired institution), is a very bad idea.

    Libertarian Blog Place 2009

  • Christum curat, non multum curat quam de preciosis cibis stercus conficiat, what care I of what stuff my excrements be made?

    Anatomy of Melancholy 2007

  • Let them take wealth, Stercora stercus amet so that I may have security: bene qui latuit, bene vixit; though I live obscure,

    Anatomy of Melancholy 2007

  • Terra ubi oves stabulantur optima agricolis ob stercus.

    Anatomy of Melancholy 2007

  • When it works, it works; when it doesn't, stercus est.

    Off to Trinoc-con K. A. Laity 2006

  • Si aliquis illud venenum sumpsisset, si velit liberari, sumat stercus hominis et cum aqua temperet, et in bona quantitate bíbat, et statim fugat venenum faciens exire per inferiores partes.

    The Journal of Friar Odoric 2004

  • [733] His adversaries, perhaps exaggerating his sayings, attribute to him declarations like the following: "Quod sacramentum illud visibile est infinitum abjectius in natura, quam sit panis equinus, vel panis ratonis; immo, quod verecundum est dicere vel audire, quod stercus ratonis."

    A Literary History of the English People From the Origins to the Renaissance Jean Jules Jusserand

  • Circum oleas autumnitate ablaqueato et stercus addito.

    Latin Literature 1902

  • The ancients used asafetida as a seasoning, and what we have called ` ` stercus diaboli, '' the Asiatics have named the ` ` food of the gods. ''

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine 1896

  • The ancients used asafetida as a seasoning, and what we have called "stercus diaboli," the Asiatics have named the "food of the gods."

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine 1896


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  • Thanks, hernesheir! See mortgage-backed stercusities.

    January 8, 2009

  • The kicker is that L. stercus is the root for the name of the plant family Sterculiaceae. chocolate, cocoa and their brethren, are members of the Sterculiaceae. Makes one think twice when wolfing down a "bar of chocolate", (not to mention any trademarked names), no?.

    January 8, 2009

  • Okay, that comment and the combination of tags up there just ruined one of my last remaining guilty pleasures. :-(

    January 8, 2009

  • I think maybe we could do without FOUR SEPARATE TAGS about poop.

    January 8, 2009