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Μολὼν λάβε???

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Old 03-30-2009, 12:52 PM   #11
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Kind of like flipping the bird. The archers started doing that when the other side started cutting off the middle finger of any archer. It was to show the other side that hey up yours I still got my shooting finger.

a lot of things like this come from war time.

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Old 03-30-2009, 03:08 PM   #12
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[QUOTE=c3shooter;88844]Modern usage
Molon labe has been repeated by many later generals and politicians in order to express an army's or nation's determination to not surrender. QUOTE]

Kinda like when one of our commanders (can't remember who) replied "NUTS" to the Germans when they suggested for him to surrender during the battle of the bulge.
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