What's in a Word | All Blogs


Canine treachery

By Debra Dobbins

Cartoonist Darby Conley has fun today with allusions to lines in Shakespeare’s drama, “Julius Caesar.”

“Et tu, canis” riffs on the line, “Et tu, Brute,” spoken by the dying Caesar to his friend, Brutus, who has participated in the plot to assassinate Caesar. It means, “And you, Brutus?” or “Even you, Brutus?”

Wikipedia notes there is no evidence that Caesar actually said this as he was being murdered in 44 BC by a group of senators. Shakespeare and Shakespeare only can be credited for the pithy line. “Canis,” by the way, is Latin for dog.

“I come to inoculate Bucky, not to praise him” is a spoof on Marc Antony’s lines from Act 3, Scene II:

“Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;
I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.”
 

COMMENTS

Please Login or Register to leave a comment.




Recent Posts
When Quality Matters
By Julie Norman
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Q&A With Drummer and Recording Studio Owner Taylor Riley
By David Goe
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Garden mysteries
By Penny Stine
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Kersplash!
By Richie Ann Ashcraft
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sometimes second is best!
By Julie Norman
Tuesday, August 19, 2014


TOP JOBS




THE DAILY SENTINEL
734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050
Editions
Subscribe to print edition
E-edition
Advertisers
Sign in to your account
Information

© 2014 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy