Saturday, April 23, 2005

Robin D. Laws writes:

English scholar Christopher Frayling, author of an epic biography of Sergio Leone and recent recipient of a knighthood. For his knightly crest, he chose the Latin motto:

Perge, Scelus, Mihi Diem Perficias

The official translation of the motto from the College of Heralds reads as follows:

Proceed, varlet, and let the day be rendered perfect for my benefit.

But the intended rendition would instead be:

Go ahead, punk, make my day.

Excellent, isn't it?