Derby #272: College Shirts
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Divide and Conquer!

Divide and Conquer!
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ramyb


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Re: Divide and Conquer!


Crazy busy week, but I couldn't resist doing this entry in between. Hope you guys enjoy

sunaness


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This made me smile! :D

(in before the hate brigade shows up, it's fun to predict what rage-filled mantra they'll take on each week.)

orabbit


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The Latin should say Ex Uno Plures. I get it as is, but it's wrong.

ramyb


quality posts: 20 Private Messages ramyb

The people have spoken, and v1 it is

duckduckduckduck


quality posts: 0 Private Messages duckduckduckduck
ramyb wrote:I decided to try a slightly new version, hopefully this works better now

I still prefer this version even though it's grammatically incorrect. The wordplay works better when the words are merely swapped.

FredWallace18


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orabbit wrote:The Latin should say Ex Uno Plures. I get it as is, but it's wrong.


Agreed.

kalirush


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duckduckduckduck wrote:I still prefer this version even though it's grammatically incorrect. The wordplay works better when the words are merely swapped.


Only if you don't know any Latin. It's not that it's grammatically incorrect, it's that it means exactly the same thing as the original.

Granted, there are probably more people that don't know any Latin buying shirts than do.

bsbangel180


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orabbit wrote:The Latin should say Ex Uno Plures. I get it as is, but it's wrong.


I agree, and this is a reason why I wouldn't get the shirt. If you want it to look closer to the original, E Plures Uno would work--it means the same thing as Ex Uno Plures but looks closer to E Pluribus Unum.

If this doesn't win the derby, a corrected version would be an awesome critics pick!

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