Posted by Dana S. on March 15, 2000 at 13:58:51:
In Reply to: Re: Pax Aye? posted by Kate on March 13, 2000 at 21:27:52:
: : Dana,
: : You have come to the right source to ask your dear Dr. Uncle Mark. We of the MacWilliam kin are of the Gunn clan, from as far north as one can go in dear Scotland..we are a wild bunch, being mostly of the Norse blood with a touch of the pure Celts in us. Our motto, our rallying cry is "Aut Pax, Aut Bellum" which translates to "Either peace or war". In other words, take your pick, we Gunns can deliver both!! Pax Aye is the shortened form which simply means "Yes to peace (but watch your backside if you be meanin' to have war, cause we can deliver it with haste and savagery!!)" So, there you have it!! Great Uncle Angus is always ready to deliver peace to those he meets, but he can be a real mean SOB if riled.....All us MacWilliam-Gunns can be!!
: : Pax Aye!!
: : Dr. Uncle Mark
: Howdy Dana!
: In *my* part of Scotland, 'pax aye' would be translated as 'peace always'! Whatever - either translation works for me!
: As you say, sir - pax aye!
Thanks, Drunkle and Kate, for clarifying that for me. I like both translations, too, Kate.
Post a Followup