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    I got a sweat shirt for a gift. It has a Maltese cross and says SEMPER PARATUS. What the heck does this mean?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Always Faithful

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    No, "Always Faithful" is "Semper Fidelis" (the Marine Corps motto)

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    SEMPER PARATUS=Always Ready
    To the world you might be one person, but to one person you just might be the world.

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    Don't quote me, but i'm pretty sure it's something like Always Prepared or Always Ready

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    Within the same minute.... how good are we? ;-)

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    Semper Paratus is the motto for the United States Coast Guard.
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    Semper Paratus is the motto for the United States Coast Guard.
    So what does that mean; "Always with-in sight of land!"

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    why do coasties have to be atleast 6 feet tall?......so they can walk ashore when the boat sinks.

    So what does that mean; "Always with-in sight of land!"

    As an old coastie, I have taken grief from many a sailor over this topic.

    It is a fact that there are Coast Guard personnel serving all over the world, and some in harms way in the Middle East.

    Last guy to give me grief was a ex carrier sailor (Wing Maggot)

    I simply told him that there had to be SOMEBODY close to shore to take care of the wives and girlfriends of the guys spending months away from home on the carriers.

    Haven't heard another word on the subject...

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    I simply told him that there had to be SOMEBODY close to shore to take care of the wives and girlfriends of the guys spending months away from home on the carriers.

    There is some truth to that, be told, Jim!

    When I enlisted, my Dad said that the Navy will provide everything I needed to survive. Well as much as I looked, there wasn't any wifes in the seabag!
    So lets show some repect to Jim and our fellow row-boat navy types.
    OK, that enough....
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    I was stationed on Governors Island in NY Harbor during the early to mid 80's. There were two cutters homeported there that ran approximately alternating sailing schedules. Frequently, they would pass under the Verrazano-Narrows bridge, One coming home, One going out.

    It was common knowledge that some of the same wives/girlfriends that were seeing off one crew were also there to welcome the incoming crew home.

    'Twas a tight-knit community...Yes it was...

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    drkblram,

    No offense taken, I got over getting upset with these jokes long ago. As far as the rules, We dont make them, just our job to enforce them.

    Jim

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    Go coasties!!! thanks for keeping our shores safe!
    Sounds like a cool tshirt!

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    opps, cool SWEAT shirt!

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    A fortiori - adj. and adv. [literally, from the stronger]For a stronger reason; all the more.

    A posteriori - adj. and adv. [literally, from the latter] inductive; relating to or derived by reasoning from observed facts.

    A priori - adj. and adv. [literally, from the former] deductive; relating to or derived by reasoning from self-evident propositions; presupposed by experience; being without examination or analysis; presumptive; formed or conceived beforehand.

    Ad hominem - adj. [literally, to the man] appealing to feelings or prejudices rather than intellect; marked by an attack on an opponent's character rather than by an answer to the contentions
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    Ad infinitum - adv. or adj. [literally, to the infinite] without end or limit.

    Ad nauseam - adv. [literally, to sea-sickness] to a sickening or excessive degree.

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    Casus belli - n., sing. and pl. [literally, occasion of war] an event or action that justifies or allegedly justifies a war or conflict.

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    Dictum - n., pl. dicta, also dictums [literally, a thing said] a noteworthy statement: as a: a formal pronouncement of a principle, proposition, or opinion b: an observation intended or regarded as authoritative; a judicial opinion on a point other than the precise issue involved in determining a case.

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    Magnum opus - n. [literally, a great work] a great work, esp: the greatest achievement of an artist or writer.

    Memento - n., pl -tos or -toes [literally, remember!, imperative of meminisse, to remember] something that serves to warn or remind.

    Memento mori - n. [literally, remember that you must die] a reminder of mortality; esp: death's-head.

    Mirabile visu - [literally, wonderful to see] wonderful to behold.

    Mirabile dictu [literally, wonderful to say] wonderful to relate.

    Ne plus ultra - n. [literally, (go) no more beyond] the highest point capable of being attained: acme; the most profound degree of a quality or state.

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    Nolo contendere - n. [literally, I do not wish to contend] a plea in a criminal prosecution that without admitting guilt subjects the defendant to conviction but does not preclude denying the truth of the charges in a collateral proceeding.

    Non sequitur - n. [literally, it does not follow] an inference that does not follow from the premises; specif: a fallacy resulting from a simple conversion of a universal affirmative proposition or from the transposition of a condition and its consequent; a statement (as a response) that does not follow logically from anything previously said.

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    Tabula rasa - n., pl. tabulae rasae [literally, smoothed or erased tablet] the mind in its hypothetical primary blank or empty state before receiving outside impressions; something existing in its original pristine state.
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    I confirm, friends, it means "always ready" - italian "sempre pronto", meaning to be prepared, set, arranged and trained to do something in every situation and event, that is typical mode for a firefighter.

    (If you care, in Italy every town fire department has his latin motto from 1941 - http://digilander.libero.it/vvflegna...otti%20vvf.htm -)

    ciao!

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