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* In ''Webcomic/DisneyHighSchool'', the school's motto (as seen on the title page) is ''Somnia Fiat Vera'' ("[[{{Disney/Pinocchio}} Dreams come true]]").

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* In ''Webcomic/DisneyHighSchool'', the school's motto (as seen on the title page) is ''Somnia Fiat Vera'' ("[[{{Disney/Pinocchio}} ("[[{{WesternAnimation/Pinocchio}} Dreams come true]]").


* In Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's "Literature/TheCaskOfAmontillado", the narrator's family motto is ''Nemo me impune lacessit'' ("No one attacks me with impunity"). It's borrowed from the royal Scottish motto.

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* In Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's "Literature/TheCaskOfAmontillado", ''Literature/TheCaskOfAmontillado'', the narrator's family motto is ''Nemo me impune lacessit'' ("No one attacks me with impunity"). It's borrowed from the royal Scottish motto.

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** In collegiate unis in the UK, most of the colleges have Latin mottoes. Probably the most badass is from the University of York's James college: while the uni's motto is ''In limine sapientiae'' ("on the threshold of knowledge"), the college's motto is ''oderint dum metuant'' ([[BadassBoast "Let them hate, so long as they fear"]]).

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* In ''VideoGame/Persona4'', Teddie begins to quote "Cognito Ergo Sum" (I think, therefore I am) as a way to validate his very existence as a [[AcendedDemon Shadow that has developed an Ego]] that has the potential to become human.

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* Italian comedy show ''Mai dire gol'' had once a sketch featuring a professor from the fictional University of Palo Alto in California. The professor stated that the university's motto was ''Audio, video, disco'' ("I hear, I see, I learn"). Immediately after, he started dancing on the notes of Bee Gees' ''Night Fever''...


** Hungary: During the midle ages, the official catholic name of the entire kingdom was ''Regnum Marianum'' (''Kingdom of (the Blessed Virgin) Mary''), as she was chosen to be the Patron Saint by [[OurFounder Saint Stephen]]. The other one was a BattleCry used in many revolutions against the Habsburgs: ''Cum Deo pro Patria et Libertate'' (''With the help of God for Homeland and Freedom'')

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** Hungary: During the midle middle ages, the official catholic name of the entire kingdom was ''Regnum Marianum'' (''Kingdom of (the Blessed Virgin) Mary''), as she was chosen to be the Patron Saint by [[OurFounder Saint Stephen]]. The other one was a BattleCry used in many revolutions against the Habsburgs: ''Cum Deo pro Patria et Libertate'' (''With the help of God for Homeland and Freedom'')



* Vatican City does not have its own motto, but St. Peter's Basilica is rife with them, the most famous being inside the dome: ''Tu es Petrus et super hanc petram aedificabo ecclesiam meam et tibi dabo claves regnum caelorum'' ("You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My Church, and I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven"). Each individual [[UsefulNotes/ThePope pope]] also has his own motto and papal coat of arms.

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* Vatican City does not have its own motto, but St. Peter's Basilica is rife with them, the most famous being inside the dome: ''Tu es Petrus et super hanc petram aedificabo ecclesiam meam et tibi dabo claves regnum caelorum'' ("You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My Church, and I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven"). Each individual [[UsefulNotes/ThePope pope]] also has his own motto and papal coat of arms.arms, as does each bishop.


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** ''Sua Sponte'' ("Of their own accord") is the motto of the U.S. Army's 75th Ranger Regiment.

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** Author Creator/JohnSteinbeck was once told by a professor that he would be a novelist "when pigs fly". He eventually inserted a seal of a winged pig into all his books, accompanied by the motto: ''Ad astra per alia porci'' ("To the stars on the wings of a pig").


* [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Wile E. Coyote]] says the Latin genus for the wild western rabbit (namely, WesternAnimation/BugsBunny) is "rabbitus idioticus delicious."

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* [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Wile E. Coyote]] says the Latin genus for the wild western rabbit (namely, WesternAnimation/BugsBunny) is "rabbitus idioticus delicious."


* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, the project to resurrect [[spoiler:Commander Samantha Shepard]] ''yet again'' is called ''Durius, Melius, Velocius, Fortior'' ("[[Music/DaftPunk Harder, better, faster, stronger]]").

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* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, the project to resurrect [[spoiler:Commander Samantha Shepard]] ''yet again'' is called ''Durius, Melius, Velocius, Fortior'' ("[[Music/DaftPunk Harder, better, faster, stronger]]").


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* In ''DisneyHighSchool,'' the school's motto (as seen on the title page) is ''Somnia Fiat Vera'' ("[[{{Disney/Pinocchio}} Dreams come true]]").



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* The ''Podcast/{{Harmontown}}'' podcast used the moto ''Scribimus Latinum Sine Intellectum'', meaning 'We write Latin without understanding'.
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* In ''Webcomic/DisneyHighSchool'', the school's motto (as seen on the title page) is ''Somnia Fiat Vera'' ("[[{{Disney/Pinocchio}} Dreams come true]]").



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* ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'' has for the Evil League of Evil ''Homines Non Boni Seriose'' (roughly "Seriously not good guys").
* The ''Podcast/{{Harmontown}}'' podcast used the moto ''Scribimus Latinum Sine Intellectum'', meaning 'We write Latin without understanding'.

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* ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'' ''WebVideo/DrHorriblesSingAlongBlog'' has for the Evil League of Evil ''Homines Non Boni Seriose'' (roughly "Seriously not good guys").
* The ''Podcast/{{Harmontown}}'' podcast used the moto ''Scribimus Latinum Sine Intellectum'', meaning 'We write Latin without understanding'.
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6403948/9/Common-Interests Common Interests]]'' the Prince family motto is ''Tendo quod disco'' ("To strive and learn").


* A twisted version appears in ''Film/EventHorizon.'' Buried in the white noise of the "distress signal" are apparently two words of Latin. The phrase sounds like ''liberate me'' (ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin) but is actually ''Liberate tutemet ex inferis'' ("Save yourselves from Hell"). It's later revealed that the captain of the ship was fond of signing off his log entries with a Latin motto.

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* A twisted version appears in ''Film/EventHorizon.'' Buried in the white noise of the "distress signal" are apparently two words of Latin. The phrase sounds like ''liberate me'' (ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin) but is actually ''Liberate ''Libera te tutemet ex inferis'' ("Save yourselves yourself from Hell"). It's later revealed that the captain of the ship was fond of signing off his log entries with a Latin motto.


** Creator/TerryPratchett got to pick a motto and [[http://i.imgur.com/Cjenh.jpg a coat of arms]] when he was knighted. He chose, like ''Franchise/{{Discworld}}'''s Sto Helits, ''Noli Timere Messorem'' ("Don't fear the Reaper"). It was particularly apt given his health at the time.

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** Creator/TerryPratchett got to pick a motto and [[http://i.imgur.com/Cjenh.jpg a coat of arms]] when he was knighted. He chose, like ''Franchise/{{Discworld}}'''s Sto Helits, ''Noli Timere Messorem'' ("Don't ("[[Music/BlueOysterCult Don't fear the Reaper").Reaper]]"). It was particularly apt given his health at the time.


** An interesting one is Rutgers University (an old colonial college later turned into a public university), whose Latin motto "Sol iustitiae et occidentem illustra" ("Sun of Righteousness, Shine Upon The West Also") is a direct reference to Utrecht University in the Netherlands, whose motto is ''Sol iustitiae illustra nos'' ("Sun of Righteousness, Shine Upon Us", a literal translation of [[Literature/BookOfMalachi Malachi 4:2]]). Both Rutgers and Utrecht are historically linked to the Dutch Reformed Church (though both have long since become secular state institutions) and have long had informal ties with each other.

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** An interesting one is Rutgers University (an old colonial college later turned into a public university), whose Latin motto "Sol iustitiae et occidentem illustra" ("Sun of Righteousness, Shine Upon The West Also") is a direct reference to Utrecht University in the Netherlands, whose motto is ''Sol iustitiae illustra nos'' ("Sun of Righteousness, Shine Upon Us", a literal translation of [[Literature/BookOfMalachi Malachi 4:2]]). Both Rutgers and Utrecht are historically linked to the Dutch Reformed Church (though both have long since become secular state institutions) and have long had informal ties with each other. (Today, they also use rather similar-looking sun-based logos.)

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