Question? What's this?

Question? What's this?

This is a discussion on Question? What's this? within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Dave H and another participant here, PatrioticRick, use the following in their signature line," Μολὼν λαβέ." What's that? What does it mean, if anything?...

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    Question? What's this?

    Dave H and another participant here, PatrioticRick, use the following in their signature line," Μολὼν λαβέ."

    What's that? What does it mean, if anything?
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    Molon Labe: Roughly "Come and get it".
    Treat me good, I'll treat you better. Treat me bad, I'll treat you worse.

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    i'll take a guess

    over my dead body

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    I'm new here too and wondered the same thing. When I googled it I found it means "come and get them". I think its Greek but not sure on that.
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    Molon labe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Probably more than you wanted to know.

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    It's the response of Leonidas to the Persians when they asked him to surrender at Thermopylae. Basically "Come and get them".
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    Nice.

    At least its not some secret code. I thought maybe these guys belonged to some fraternity.

    Thanks to all who educated me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post
    At least its not some secret code. I thought maybe these guys belonged to some fraternity.
    Everyone on this webite belongs to that fraternity in some fashion...

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    It is what King Leonidas said to the Persian "God" Xerxes during the battle of Thermopylae (480BC) when Xerxes ordered Leonidas to lay down his arms and surrender. King Leonidas said "Come and get them!" or in Greek "ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ!"

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    I belong to the same fraternity.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post
    Nice.

    At least its not some secret code. I thought maybe these guys belonged to some fraternity.

    Thanks to all who educated me.

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    This is actually the motto used by SOCCENT (special ops command central).
    I prefer the gunship motto

    "You can run, but you'll only die tired"
    If I need to oil a gun, I go to the beach.
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