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My thanks to everyone who suggested mottos--there were some really good ones, but in the end, I had to go with the classic:
I despise the arrogant wombat.

In case anyone doesn't know the origin, I once had a troll with a questionable grip on either the language or consensual reality leave some truly bizarre comments on my art, one of which was the marvelous phrase "I despise the arrogant wombat." The pleasure I have derived from this phrase is all out of proportion, and it still gives me the warm fuzzies. 'Cos I mean, really, doesn't that just say it all?

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Oh, yes, of course it would have to be, wouldn't it. Hee hee hee.

Haha! *claps* Most excellent.

I second the applause for that choice -- and I want to add to renatus that I love the icon!

The 'moos are very popular AND THEY'RE SPREADING!

Ah, the sneaky sneaky Finnish; obviously this is a plot to take over the world.

Heehee, thanks. Inspired by Weird Finnish Pudding Mascots and a liking of relating anything I can to Elder Gods...

Oooh, that's a new one to me. I especially like the pufferfish cow.
Ah, if only we saw such creativity in ad campaigns in the US...

*g* The puffamoo was the very first one I encountered when I was in Finland. I asked my boyfriend if there was anything to snack on readily available, and he pulls a cup out of the refrigerator with a foil top printed with this pufferfish cow, and all I could do was stare and exclaim, "What the HELL is that?"

My poor boyfriend suddenly realized how extraordinairily weird the pudding cup looked, and mumbled, "Uh, pudding.... chocolate, actually."

I was rather dubious, but it was very good chocolate pudding.

I have to admit, that phrase made me laugh the first time I read it, and it still makes me giggle. Hooray!

My Latin is rusty as hell, and it was never particularly well-polished to begin with, but if you want that in Latin, 'Contemno vombatum superbum' should be about right.

Trouble is, I read that as 'I condemn the wombat with the amazing rear end'

I speak more-or-less-American English, so the inappropriate mental image it gives me is of a wino in a cape.

'Celsum' or 'elatum' would also work for 'arrogant', and 'odio' or (not surprisingly -- I missed this on first look through the dictionary) 'despicio' for 'despise' (though the impression I have of 'odiare' is that it's not as strong as the other two) -- and now that I think about it, despicio vombatum celsum is a lot more euphonious than contemno vombatum superbum.

Stupid Latin and its rich vocabulary.

Stupid Latin and its rich vocabulary.

Like an English-speaker has any justification for complaint.

I really need a language icon in my vast, pathetic vistas of self-expression. *sigh* *ponders sitting down and working on that again*

Like an English-speaker has any justification for complaint.

Well, I consider myself an expert on surfeit of choice.

The thing is, I've been speaking English my entire life, so I consider it to have, not so much a wealth of synonyms, but a wealth of words for subtle gradations of meaning. That's all idiomatic, though, and my Latin is anything but idiomatic.

And I think the infinitive I was looking for is 'odire', not 'odiare'. Like I said, rusty as hell. 'Odio' is right, though. Bloody irregularities.

And in case you need a French version of your motto...

"Je détèste le wombat arrogant!" (male version)

"Je détèste la wombat arrogante!" (female version)


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