I am rolling out a couple new items of Z-Swag:
First, since we are in a context with the Obama Administration for our freedom to act like Catholics in the public square (cf 1st Amendment), I have this car magnet and sticker:
I have not yet seen one with my own eyes. I have one on order. However, every time I have made something, it has turned out well.
For this design click HERE.
Then, because I get at least one request a week for it, I have now a Latin version of the popular Say The Black – Do The Red design. I have actually had the design for a while, but figured it was about time to pull the trigger.
Check the S-Swag Store HERE.
I made the nigra and the rubra plural, so that we Have “Say the black (things) – Do the red (things)”, which on reflection made better sense.
I also have a left-handed version for you sinister types.
I added a variation for those of you who prefer an alternative text. There are both left handed and right handed versions of this as well:
And for you Latin “traditionalists” out there, I have a rather more archaic sounding Latin alternative of the same:
And also for those who prefer it this elegant version:
Mr. UPS just brought my swag!
The car magnet is sharp and clear and easy to read. Looks nice!
Clear details, too… though such clarity probably isn’t needed on a car.
Who says this has to go on a car?
The mug is nice too. Behold the Ur-Mug.
(pesky phone camera is dying on me I think)
Cool stuff Fr. Z! Love the sticker.
Oras aequoris latini lustratus te oportet scribere ” nigra legenda, rubra agenda” reor.
Given Saturday’s menu at the Sabine Farm, it is safe to assume we will not be seeing a bumper stick that has this combination:
I Brake For Squirrels
I do like JLCG’s version better, but I am thankful any Latin version of the mug: It just feels so right!
@ Charles: LOTFL!
As for the lefty version, I take it that, in mug etiquette, the words need to face outwards?In other words, there’s no point to preach to the choir…
Like the bumper sticker / magnet, Father Z! If I had the money, I’d certainly get them!
@ Charles: ‘I Brake For Squirrels’. Ha, that’s a good one, considering what the good padre cooked up at the Sabine Farm lately! You’re making me smile here….
While I like the Latinity, I don’t think that I would feel comfortable brandishing this cup around here in the South. Just sayin’
Same reservations as Father Gregory, given lack of exposure to Latin in the public square, and insufficient context. I wonder how it would look in Spanish, instead?
I have added a few new versions in Latin.
Is there interest in other languages?
Fr. Gregory, agreed. “Nigra” was for a long time used as a rather ungracious Southern pronunciation of “Negro.”
Thanks for the additions (I particularly like the “faciunda” one; love wacky Latina Prisca). Agreed, though, on the concerns about “nigra” (glad I wasn’t the only one who thought that). Furthermore, wouldn’t atra be a bit better anyway? Correct me if I’m wrong, but considering that atramentum can be “ink,” it seems like atra would work a bit better.
Hmmm. Koine Greek?? ;)
(honestly, though, I would buy that)
O, speaking of archaic Latin:
HAVETOTE, omnes. PC
[I can add an “Atra” version. Several. Check them out.]
Lightbulb moment: I just now realized why they’re called “rubrics”. I probably should have figured that out before…
Hmmm, an almost Novus Ordo-like multiplicity of options for the Latin version…
CharlesG: almost Novus Ordo-like multiplicity of options for the Latin version
Think about it. That side of the Roman Rite is where the problems are. I am just making their mugs choice more like their way of praying.
Sciurus is squirrel in latin, but what is “brake?” As in “I don’t brake for squirrels.”
In Latin, “to brake, check” is freno.
All this wonderful banter makes me wish I paid better attention in my own Latin classes as a child. It’s great fun to see you all keep outdoing your own cleverness, but I think I’d be having a better laugh if I understood the nuances. Still – cheers. :) These are wonderful!