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  1. sokanasanah

    sokanasanah IL Hall of Fame

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    Better yet, 'Oro' is the first person singular conjugated form of the Latin verb 'Orare' - meaning pray, beg, beseech.

    Here is Virgil's Dido, Queen of Carthage, beseeching Aeneas on the eve of his departure:
    " ... oro, si quis adhuc precibus locus, exue mentem".*

    Translation:
    "I beseech you, if there still be time for such entreaties, change your mind".

    Pretty good when attempting to move recalcitrant mountains, no? Irresistible force meets immovable object all in one word.:lol:

    * Yes, I know I have quoted it here once before, in a different context. o_O
     
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  2. Ouroboros

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    Here come's the Latinger! Who? No, no not the latin ginger but a late bringer of pun and fun in posts.

    Who again? While seenagers forget what to search for in a room and meanagers confuse in which room to search, the Latingers hold everything in their heads and never search in any room as they can mentally twist Latin from Dido into English for Aeneas with no room for even google search.

    While seenagers and meanagers scramble for warranty, latingers renounce their warranty because their expiry date is mysterious and buy date is unlisted. They are 'undefined edition', too observant to be meanagers and too acute to be seenagers.
     
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    Stop trying to kill me.
    :smash2:
     
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    Oi! I see you got yourself a new hammer. The old one looked slightly worn-out.
    Too much whacking would blunt the mountain Oro from first-person singular conjugated form to third-degree plural broken form.
     
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