Monday, June 23, 2008

Vero Possumus!

Barack Obama's seat at a governor's conference held in Chicago last Friday was adorned with a seal bearing the motto Vero Possumus! ("Yes We Can!") The seal has already been retired, but deserves a mention here.

Professor Richard A. LaFleur
, award-winning Franklin Professor of Classics at the University of Georgia and editor of Wheelock's Latin Revised 6th edition, noted this week that Obama spelled backward is Amabo, which translates into "I will love."