|A Communication from 'Claire'|
Westgate is presently enjoying a fevered summer of electioneering as candidates lobby for the public eye and popular imagination. Today, I've just been passed the latest ;TIG communication, shown below, which displays some cheerful North Korean goose-stepping in tandem with a little shaky Latin wisdom.
You'll note that opposite "Your Choice is Claire" is the phrase:
"Quis imputo genitus metuo commoveo."
Struggling with my own schoolboy grasp of Latin and with the help of Google this becomes:
"Well, I was born, who ascribe to shake"
Michael Child, whose Latin is much better than my own, translates it as: "I'm so afraid of waking, please don't shake me."
This is perhaps the most opaque if not a profound political statement, I have ever read from a candidate and maybe someone, possibly even 'Claire', who apparently now lacks a surname on her election materials, I think I know why, could explain what this means to the good people of Westgate, who like me may, be struggling.
I suppose if candidates are going to campaign with Latin slogans we could have:
"Amicam ego maioris" and "Etiam Cicero coepi iuvenes" or even "Libertatisque enim Westgate."