History BadassCreed / RealLife

8th Feb '18 4:57:39 PM nombretomado
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* [[{{NSA}} National Security Agency]] unofficial motto: "In God we Trust. All Others we monitor."

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* [[{{NSA}} [[UsefulNotes/{{NSA}} National Security Agency]] unofficial motto: "In God we Trust. All Others we monitor."
2nd Feb '18 11:43:01 PM aurora369
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** Soviet (and Russian) anti-aircraft units have the same motto.
12th Jan '18 5:58:30 AM trixus
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** For any who are confused by this, the full line is ''Je me souviens / que né sous le lys / je croîs sous la rose'', which translates as "I remember that born under the lily ''(France)'' I grew under the rose ''(England)''." The intended meaning was [[ShrugOfGod never fully explained]] by its [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eug%C3%A8ne-%C3%89tienne_Tach%C3%A9 original author]]. Probably just a neutral summation of the history of Quebec... but it could be taken as implying that the English (and English Canada) are still viewed as conquerors, and possibly enemies.
23rd Dec '17 5:28:57 PM nombretomado
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* The [[BritsWithBattleships Royal Navy]] has gone through a fair few of these:

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* The [[BritsWithBattleships [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships Royal Navy]] has gone through a fair few of these:



* Scotland, as you might expect, also has one: ''Nemo me impune lacessit'' ("Nobody injures me with impunity"). It has a rather more direct, official translation into Scots: "Who daur meddle wi' me?" Its unofficial translation, much beloved of [[BritsWithBattleships Scottish soldiers]], is "No-one fucks wi' me an' gets awa' wi' it."

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* Scotland, as you might expect, also has one: ''Nemo me impune lacessit'' ("Nobody injures me with impunity"). It has a rather more direct, official translation into Scots: "Who daur meddle wi' me?" Its unofficial translation, much beloved of [[BritsWithBattleships [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships Scottish soldiers]], is "No-one fucks wi' me an' gets awa' wi' it."
16th Dec '17 2:12:46 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[http://lesswrong.com/lw/h8/tsuyoku_naritai_i_want_to_become_stronger/ Tsuyoku naritai!]]'' is Japanese for "I want to become stronger", something EliezerYudkowsky considers a motto for aspiring rationalists.

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* ''[[http://lesswrong.com/lw/h8/tsuyoku_naritai_i_want_to_become_stronger/ Tsuyoku naritai!]]'' is Japanese for "I want to become stronger", something EliezerYudkowsky Creator/EliezerYudkowsky considers a motto for aspiring rationalists.
19th Nov '17 1:43:48 PM Narsil
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* This is Older Than They Think: The Romans had one. ''Vae Victis'', literally meaning "Way of the victor". In practice, it meant 'woe to the conquered' (or 'I won, so I get what I want. You lost, so you've got nothing to say about it').
** More colloquially, "Go to hell." They'd shout it as they ran into battle.
15th Nov '17 9:27:49 AM RGZReGZ
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* The English word, "Creed", comes from latin "Credo" -- "I believe". Among modern times, it refers to a statement of religious belief, namely the Nicene Creed, and its smaller brother the Apostle's Creed, which express the Trinitarian teaching of Christianity.
18th Oct '17 8:07:26 PM AgentTasmania
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* The British Army: "Be The Best". Theire centuries-old reputation as at the top of the class for professionalism and individual quality of soldiers suggests they live up to it.
** The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding): ''Virtutis Fortuna Comes'' ("Fortune Favours The Bold"). Considering this regiment was so badass that the Duke, himself no slacker in the badass rankings, once said of them "I don't know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but, by God, they frighten me", it's safe to say they were seriously fucking badass.

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* The British Army: "Be The Best". Theire A centuries-old reputation as at the top of the class for professionalism and individual quality of soldiers suggests they live up to it.
** The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding): ''Virtutis Fortuna Comes'' ("Fortune Favours The Bold"). Considering this regiment was so badass that the Duke, himself no slacker in the quite a badass rankings, himself, once said of them "I don't know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but, but by God, they frighten me", it's safe to say they were seriously fucking badass.pretty bold.
16th Jul '17 11:51:39 AM nombretomado
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* [[UsefulNotes/NewRomanLegions Italian forces]], despite having been thought as little more of comic relief during WW2 (mostly because of inept high officers or insufficient logistical structure), have a long story of desperate battles where they were defeated to the last man, or where they snatched away victory with daring awesomeness, crazy manly bravery, or innovative thinking. They have their share of badass creeds:

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* [[UsefulNotes/NewRomanLegions Italian forces]], despite having been thought as little more of comic relief during WW2 [=WW2=] (mostly because of inept high officers or insufficient logistical structure), have a long story of desperate battles where they were defeated to the last man, or where they snatched away victory with daring awesomeness, crazy manly bravery, or innovative thinking. They have their share of badass creeds:
23rd Jun '17 6:17:44 AM AgentTasmania
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* The British Army: "Be The Best".

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* The British Army: "Be The Best". Theire centuries-old reputation as at the top of the class for professionalism and individual quality of soldiers suggests they live up to it.



** Royal Tank Regiment: "Fear Naught"

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** Royal Tank Regiment: "Fear Naught"Naught". As the principle British MBT of recent decades is the [[MightyGlacier Challenger]], they really do have just about nothing to fear
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