Rough, tough, we're the stuff!

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Today my wife happened to find this sublime bit of poetry in an old New Yorker, page 79 of the 7 June 2010 issue:

"Before embarking for Cuba, in 1898, the Rough Riders, led by Theodore Roosevelt, chanted

Rough tough, we're the stuff.
We want to fight, and we can't get enough.
Whoopee!
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...William Randolf Hearst..., to witness the war he had helped instigate, travelled on a steamship with two chorus girls dressed as sailors."

The source is a book called The War Lovers, by Evan Thomas.
 

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Sounds a bit like one of the chants Caesar's soldiers made during his triumphal procession:
"Our general may be bald, but he F*CKS everything that MOOOVES!!"
 
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Sounds a bit like one of the chants Caesar's soldiers made during his triumphal procession:
"Our general may be bald, but he F*CKS everything that MOOOVES!!"
How does one follow this post?:tongue2:
 
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How does one follow this post?:tongue2:
One asks Arlldno politely to give us the Latin. He is a scholar and will know the exact words chanted by the said Legions.

Arildno, I believe this illustrates what the French call morale. Please give us the original Latin!
 
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One asks Arlldno politely to give us the Latin. He is a scholar and will know the exact words chanted by the said Legions.

Arildno, I believe this illustrates what the French call morale. Please give us the original Latin!
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Well I certainly wouldn't put it past them. :biggrin:

Si non è vero, almeno è ben trovato.
 

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