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Halfbakery Coat of Arms

Halfbaked heraldry.
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If the Halfbakery can have a Flag, a National Anthem and a Homeland, then surely it can have a Coat of Arms awarded by the College of Heralds.

We're not sure what form the Arms would take. There would have to be a Bend Sinister in there somewhere, and half a croissant, and a fishbone, on a ground Argent, but we're not that well up on heraldic terms.

It would need a suitable motto, preferably in Latin. Any offers ?

8th of 7, Sep 13 2002

The College of Arms http://www.college-of-arms.gov.uk/
A useful starting point. [8th of 7, Sep 13 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Latin proverbs http://www.wikipedi...wiki/Latin_proverbs
Some possibilities. [8th of 7, Sep 13 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

"Carpe Demi" http://web.archive....alfbakery_20tagline
Born on August 9, 2000. Hippo is the proud father. [waugsqueke, Sep 14 2002]

How to Make a Medieval Coat of Arms http://www.yourchil...rns.com/her_act.htm
What could it be but two and a half croissants rampant over a fishbone couchant on a field of custard? [DrCurry, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

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       an explosive device in several quarters.
po, Sep 13 2002
  

       sorry that was a suggestion *for* your idea, not what you could do *with* your idea :)
po, Sep 13 2002
  

       A suggestion for a Latin motto - "nil commodi", which might mean "never complete".
Aristotle, Sep 13 2002
  

       you sure it does not mean, "no potty"?
po, Sep 13 2002
  

       Or "deus ex machina", "an artificially introduced solution".
FarmerJohn, Sep 13 2002
  

       Ars longa, pitta brevis?
TwoSheds, Sep 13 2002
  

       this sounds like a job for Bristolz....
Marassa, Sep 13 2002
  

       Periculum. Artoptae coctum.

Which, according to my brief and inadequate research and making allowances for my crap grammar, can be variously read as...
"Beware! Bakers cooking." or
"Beware! Bakers plotting." or even
"Beware! Bakers mulling."
DrBob, Sep 13 2002
  

       "Carpe demi"
hippo, Sep 13 2002
  

       Can't we each have a coat? I'll take some crossed death rays... possibly being used to cook a croissant…   

       If not then I second "Carpe demi"...
RobertKidney, Sep 13 2002
  

       Changed my mind to: Mutatis mutandis. (With the necessary modifications.)
RobertKidney, Sep 13 2002
  

       Non ut coctum vivo, sed ut vivam coquo. "I don't live to bake, I bake to live."
  

       semifactus, semiinfectus
incomplete, half-unfinished nil commodi is better, though.
I second ars longa, pita brevis... 'the art is long, the bread is short.'
RayfordSteele, Sep 13 2002
  

       Garnut alboir sicomg.
waugsqueke, Sep 13 2002
  

       Um, coats of arms belong to individuals, not countries. The proposal should shirley be to give individual bakers coats of arms granted by the Half-Bakery College of Arms.   

       Nominations now open for mottos for bakers:
PeterSilly, Sep 13 2002
  

       Whatever the Latin is for: Don't sweat the details.
bristolz, Sep 13 2002
  

       "Klatu barada nikto"
Guy Fox, Sep 13 2002
  

       si hoc legere scis nimium eruditiones habes
po, Sep 13 2002
  

       "demi carp"
Subtle variation, relating to my overly-fmailiar fishbone
NickTheGreat, Sep 13 2002
  

       protestant church motto:   

       E unum pluribus.
RayfordSteele, Sep 13 2002
  

       Festina lente ! - Hasten Slowly
barnzenen, Sep 13 2002
  

       Well, shoot. I'd never have known I would need a year or more of latin just to annotate on the halfbakery.   

       (fumbles through course description guide and credit charts)   

       I can't take latin until next year, but even then I would have to take it in summer school, that is, if I wish to take Culinary Arts my senior year.   

       What does "carpe demi" mean? I know it's one of the taglines.
BinaryCookies, Sep 13 2002
  

       Latin puns now. Oh dear, we have sunk to new depths.
8th of 7, Sep 13 2002
  

       [8th], I share your sentiments.   

       Carpe demi sounds like the ideal choice for a HalfBakery motto.
BinaryCookies, Sep 13 2002
  

       Sunk to new depths? "Carpe demi" has a long history here. Observe linky.
waugsqueke, Sep 14 2002
  

       Carpe demi is the perfect choice, though.   

       ( Wow. I never knew that the i v n i n / n e t o thing was such a pain. Heh. )
bristolz, Sep 14 2002
  

       I never got it until someone told me outright (it might have been you, bris).
waugsqueke, Sep 14 2002
  

       qualis artifex pereo - what an artist perishes with me
PeterSilly, Sep 14 2002
  

       HB archive material begins to be used...do people who have deleted their accounts since that snapshot have a problem with it?
BinaryCookies, Sep 15 2002
  

       I don't get the i v n i n / n e t o thing. If anyone desparately wants to tell me the answer please e-mail me ( see profile for address ).
kaz, Sep 15 2002
  

       BC, I'm not sure I'm comfortable with it myself (even though I posted it). And UB, I'd counter that the plated croissant is not so much a coat-of-arms as it is a logo or service mark.
waugsqueke, Sep 15 2002
  

       I second the double-DemiBubba, here. This feels like wheel reinvention. The top-left croissant is already burnt into my memory for ever, to say nothing of my screen.
General Washington, Sep 15 2002
  

       I agree with Waugs; the Croissant is a logo or trademark. Lots of companies and orgaisations have those as well as their coat of arms. "Carpe demi" definitely sounds good for the motto; PeterSilly's idea for individual HalfBaker's coats of arms is excellent.   

       I'm reading up on Heraldry so I can propose a clearer technically-correct description of the suggestions already recieved.
8th of 7, Sep 16 2002
  

       UB, of course there is.
waugsqueke, Sep 16 2002
  

       Ah so, the lines are drawn in the sand. The Belt and Braces Boys vs the UnaBadgers. (did that come out quite right...?)
General Washington, Sep 16 2002
  

       [po] and [bristolz] cheers for the help with the i v n i n / n e t o thing, seeing as it was a play on words I'd never have gotten it coz I suck at that sort of thing.
kaz, Sep 16 2002
  

       So, [8th], are you quite studied up on this by now? I've been waiting for that technical clarity you promised . . . .
bristolz, Mar 31 2003
  

       [bris] - you must have diarised that one!
PeterSilly, Mar 31 2003
  

       'Postatem obscuri lateris nescitis'   

       You do not know the power of the dark side.
sambwiches, Mar 31 2003
  

       [sam] you can get cream for that you know.
po, Mar 31 2003
  

       It should be a real coat. Keeps you warm in the winter, you know.
hippo, Mar 31 2003
  

       with 8 arms?
po, Mar 31 2003
  

       idea for symbol: it would have to include an elf...not to mention dough that has something wrong with it.
igirl, Mar 31 2003
  

       Searching the HB for reference to i v n i n seeks n e t o to finally figure it out, I came across this page, where it fails to explain anything (I already knew the "carpe demi" thing). Can someone explain it?
Worldgineer, Feb 20 2004
  

       I can't figure it out either. The best I can figure is:   

       Invention Very Nice In Name seeks Necessarily Expected To Operate.
Zimmy, Aug 21 2006
  

       Oh c'mon now. Invin + neto = invention.   

         

         

       I think.   

       oh. <slaps forehead>. of course. I was never good at doing that with words (I even forget what it's called).
Zimmy, Aug 21 2006
  

       "Anyone with Half a Brain..."
JesusHChrist, Sep 22 2012
  

       For this place, the appropriate term should be Coat of Crumbs.
Phrontistery, Sep 22 2012
  

       //It would need a suitable motto, preferably in Latin. Any offers ?//   

       How about using the one we hear on a daily basis around here?   

       "Insignitur Pro Deletione"
doctorremulac3, Sep 23 2012
  

       "motto euismod"
FlyingToaster, Sep 23 2012
  

       "Hoc spatium intentionaliter albas"
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 23 2012
  

       "Pro mortuis nihil nisi conspersam farinam"   

       Or maybe "Romani ite domum" ?   

       NB do not forget that "DOMUS" takes the locative ...
8th of 7, Sep 23 2012
  

       Best Latin motto that springs to mind: "Quando omni flunkus moritati", heh.
Steamboat, Oct 20 2012
  
      
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