It’s Greek to Me – Or Maybe Something Else??

Thursday, March 31: Three of us drove over to Portland, Maine this afternoon. This decal was in the window of a truck in front of us. I guess there’s always the possibility that it’s saying something really rude – but I hope someone out there knows what it means! I guess, if it’s something one should not say in public, I don’t want to know, though.

Arriving to visit the friend with whom I am staying, this guardian was on the porch – along with its dove:

7 thoughts on “It’s Greek to Me – Or Maybe Something Else??

  1. I did some googling. First I looked up the Sig bit and saw it was a gun manufacturer. Then googled NRA greek letters and it came up with various websites. “Molon Labe (or ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ) is a classical Greek phrase meaning “come and take [them],” attributed to King Leonidas of Sparta as a defiant response to the demand that his soldiers lay down their weapons. Gun-rights advocates have adopted the phrase as a challenge to perceived attempts by the government to confiscate firearms.”

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    1. I knew the Sig part; I’m wondering why they have to speak in code? If you want to send a message, sending it only to others who believe what you do seems somewhat limiting! At least it’s overtly telling others to go **** themselves! Thank you for doing the research –

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  2. I believe it is, in fact, ancient Greek; it’s attributed to King Leonidas I as being uttered in reply to the demand by Xerxes I that the Spartans surrender their weapons. It translates to “Come and take them.”

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    1. OH, I hit “reply” and wrote my comment, without reading those of others first. Haha…well, you got your answer, times two. 😉 “Molon labe.”

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