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Extinguishing the Elves (was: Ogoneking the Consonants)

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Sunday, May 28, 2000, 0:36
Nik Taylor scripsit:
> > "P. M. ARKTAYG" wrote: > > "Ceterum censeo elfos extinguendos esse" > > - Melkor Maximus > > What does that mean? Something about Elves being extinguished?
"And further it is my opinion that the Elves must be made extinct". "Melkor" is the original name of Morgoth, the primal Dark Lord of JRRT's mythology. It's a parody of Cato the Censor's perpetual close to his speeches on any subject whatever: "That is my opinion, and further it is my opinion that Carthage must be destroyed: she is a menace to Rome." Eventually the Romans launched the Third (and last) Punic war out of sheer boredom. -- John Cowan Yes, I know the message date is bogus. I can't help it. --me, on far too many occasions