Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Veni, Vidi, Vichy

On the other hand, Elucidator at Straight Dope came up with this gem:

Veni, vidi, vichy....
I came, I saw, I caved.

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5 comments:

RT said...

Thanks for quoting my friend 'luci here! And it's always good to see a bit of interplay between the blogsphere and the Straight Dope MB, which has for years hosted one of the best online debate forums ever.

Anonymous said...

To clear up any ambiguities on the attribution - a cursory search shows this phrase appears on Usenet in 1995. I'm sure a more comprehensive search would show it actually goes back to the Vichy period. Another of the many bits of culture and wit that France is responsible for.

Thersites D. Scott said...

a cursory search shows this phrase appears on Usenet in 1995

Well, dang, I still like it. And I hoped I had invented the phrase "the virtuous mob," when in fact it was a contemporary of George Washington. Nothing new under the sun...

Anonymous said...

The phrase actually goes back to 1866, describing Paris fashion, just not in a pejorative way.

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