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Sic Semper Tyrannus

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PostPosted: June 9, 2004 12:57 PM 

Latin phrase used by John Wilkes Booth and Crazy Joe DaVola, meaning death to tyrants.

alexis
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PostPosted: August 10, 2004 1:33 AM 

it has a few different interpretations, but its closer to "thus always to tyrants." its Virginia's state motto. but it was a funny episode.

alexis
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PostPosted: August 10, 2004 1:33 AM 

it has a few different interpretations, but its closer to "thus always to tyrants." its Virginia's state motto. but it was a funny episode.

Anonymous
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: September 4, 2004 3:07 PM 

what did it mean?

John Wilkes Booth
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PostPosted: March 10, 2005 1:55 AM 

It means thus always to tyrants.

Since he was shooting the bastard at the time, the death is implied.

someone bored
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PostPosted: June 10, 2005 4:48 AM 

The noun "tyrannus" is in this case used in Nominativ, not Dativ (which would be "tyranno"). Are you sure the translation is correct?

Latin Geek
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PostPosted: July 19, 2005 11:41 AM 

It's just a misspelling. "Sic semper tyrannis." Most people just gloss over the difference between -us and -is.

albryan
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PostPosted: April 30, 2006 11:52 PM 

you're all retarded. Sic symper tyrannis means "and always unto tyrants" which john w



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