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hockeybum
December 18, 2006, 09:30 PM
what does this mean? i've seen it as a lot of people's signatures but still can't figure it out...

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308win
December 18, 2006, 09:32 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molon_labe

You need to discover the joys of Google.:D

FireArmFan
December 18, 2006, 09:33 PM
It's greek for come and take it. originated from the battle of thermopylae.

check this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molon_labe

wikipedia knows everything

FireArmFan
December 18, 2006, 09:35 PM
308win beat me to punch there

hockeybum
December 18, 2006, 09:38 PM
kool, thxs guys, now i got something more to say to the antis :evil:

Lennyjoe
December 18, 2006, 11:30 PM
Also, check out the link for THR library in the upper right of this page. Lots of good info there as well.

TWeatherford
December 19, 2006, 02:45 PM
This little saying, which I learned here, has quickly become one of my favorites. How do you get the cool greek letters though?

.38 Special
December 19, 2006, 02:55 PM
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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what does this mean?
Generally speaking, it means "I'm a bit full of myself and I think writing stuff in foreign languages makes me look cool."

HTH!:evil:

Fred Fuller
December 19, 2006, 03:20 PM
Find a copy of _Gates of Fire_ by Steven Pressfield ( http://www.amazon.com/Gates-Fire-Steven-Pressfield/dp/0385492510 ). It'll help you understand...

lpl/nc

El Tejon
December 19, 2006, 03:21 PM
Molon Latte=come drink a latte with El Tejon

:D

TallPine
December 19, 2006, 08:50 PM
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ


what does this mean?

actually, I think it's Greek for "bullets first" :D


Also, see below: ;)

grampster
December 19, 2006, 11:40 PM
Makes for a good conversation starter when imprinted on one of Corriea's caps that he sells. Had a Greek lady doctor gazing at me with a perplexed look on her face. She was a guest at a resort in KW where Swmbo and I were staying.
She said that's an unusual sentiment on your hat. I asked if she could read it. She replied that she was Greek and could. I mentioned where it came from and it was sort of a slogan for those of us in the firearm culture and firm believers in the BoR. She smiled wider and told be that she liked to shoot and that she owned some firearms and she shared my sentiments.

Shanghai McCoy
December 19, 2006, 11:49 PM
I had the same experiance Grampster from a fellow at the grocery store who was of Greek heritage.Living near a college town I get the odd look and "is that a fraternity?" question.The odd looks I credit to the fact that I'm a 52 year old grumpy bearded old fart....:)

aaronrkelly
December 20, 2006, 07:15 AM
Two little words. With these two words, two concepts were verbalized that have lived for nearly two and a half Millennia. They signify and characterize both the heart of the Warrior, and the indomitable spirit of mankind. From the ancient Greek, they are the reply of the Spartan General-King Leonidas to Xerxes, the Persian Emperor who came with 600,000 of the fiercest fighting troops in the world to conquer and invade little Greece, then the center and birthplace of civilization as we know it. When Xerxes offered to spare the lives of Leonidas, his 300 personal bodyguards and a handful of Thebans and others who volunteered to defend their country, if they would lay down their arms, Leonidas shouted these two words back.

Molon Labe! (mo-lone lah-veh)

They mean, “Come and get them!” They live on today as the most notable quote in military history. And so began the classic example of courage and valor in its dismissal of overwhelming superiority of numbers, wherein the heart and spirit of brave men overcame insuperable odds. Today, there lies a plaque dedicated to these heroes all at the site. It reads: “Go tell the Spartans, travelers passing by, that here, obedient to their laws we lie.”

We have adopted this defiant utterance as a battle cry in our war against oppression because it says so clearly and simply towards those who would take our arms.

It signifies our determination to not strike the first blow, but also to not stand mute and allow our loved ones, and all that we believe in and stand for, to be trampled by men who would deprive us of our God-given – or natural, if you will – rights to suit their own ends.

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ilcylic
December 20, 2006, 07:51 AM
"is that a fraternity?" question.

"It's a strange brotherhood, but fraternity it is."

(And sorority, too, of course. :) )

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aaronrkelly: OMG. I'm suddenly thinking that would be an absolutely awesome knuckle tattoo. Maybe even better than my original plan for "RTFM" ;)

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