Derby #290: New Secret Societies
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The Catchers

The Catchers
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oakenspirit


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This is so rad- I hope it doesn't get canned... I have never seen anything remotely resembling a poke'ball withstand the rejectionator...



lotsofgoats


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Buh, seeing "ad" used in "got to" here causes me great pain.

orabbit


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lotsofgoats wrote:Buh, seeing "ad" used in "got to" here causes me great pain.


I know. Patrick, if you're going to use fake Latin, fine, but mixing the two is grating. You should have used the imperative form - cape, or substitute carpo, with its very well known imperative form - carpe. Carpe omnem would have worked nicely.

lotsofgoats


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orabbit wrote:I know. Patrick, if you're going to use fake Latin, fine, but mixing the two is grating. You should have used the imperative form - cape, or substitute carpo, with its very well known imperative form - carpe. Carpe omnem would have worked nicely.

I think an infinitive would work better. Necessitas capere omnem (capere as in "to capture", not carpere as in "to pluck").

I'd be all over that, then.

lotsofgoats


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By the way, don't take me as some nit-picky dead language nerd. I'm just some scrub who took Latin in high school, but even knowing as little as I do it's painfully obvious that this was thrown into an online translator and you just rolled with it. The word "ad" in particular jumps out because it's a preposition with a bunch of different uses (modifying a verb in this way not being one of them).


tl;dr please fix it cuz I'm a dorky 90s kid who took Latin and I want it ._.

cjleines


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I agree. Please resub with corrected Latin. I looooovvvvveeeee this design, but I couldn't make myself buy/wear it with the faux-Latin.

lotsofgoats


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cjleines wrote:I agree. Please resub with corrected Latin. I looooovvvvveeeee this design, but I couldn't make myself buy/wear it with the faux-Latin.

I'm struggling to get that point across. It's basically the Latin version of El Bloombito.

renessa47


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I absolutely LOVE the look of this, but I agree with the others. As some one who is super picky about the shirts she wears, I would only make this my first woot purchase (because nothing on here has ever interested me as much as this) if the Latin were fixed. Yes, the "Got" is a cute nod to the original phrase but its not even used effectively within the grammar. There are enough language nerds running around the internet - aside from the ones who have already commented - that you can get help on crafting a better phrase.

cfdunbar


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I am by no means a poke-fan but this is incredibly well done and eye catching.... no pun intended. Really.

fuacka


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cabinboy100


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Wish there was a proper Latin resub to vote on, but in lieu... GMV—Semper ubi sub ubi!

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