View Full Version : I need a good viking motto
01-04-2003, 10:48 PM
My school mascot is the viking which I always found kind of amusing seeing as how vikings are not the nicest people in the history of the world. Now the robotics team that I am on is going to have legitimate shirts but we also want something that is funny. So we need a slogon to put on the shirts. So far we have only come up with.
Eastern Vikings: Raping and Pillaging since 1923
Eastern Vikings: Our Honor students can decapitate your honor students
01-04-2003, 10:56 PM
Eastern Vikings: WE'VE never lost the Super Bowl.
Qadgop the Mercotan
01-04-2003, 11:05 PM
Eastern Vikings: We got a lot less fearsome after being Christianized.
01-04-2003, 11:21 PM
Viking kittens!!!!! (http://rathergood.com/vikings/) And you can even get your own Viking kitten T-shirts!!!! (http://cafeshops.com/cp/store.aspx?s=vikingkittens,vikingkittens2)
Valhalla, I am coming!!!
We are your overlords!!!
What more could you need?
Already in Use
01-05-2003, 03:02 AM
Eastern Vikings: No more bloodthirsty than the rest of medieval Europe, except European history was written mostly by Christians!
01-05-2003, 06:53 AM
"Get your heads reading for piking, 'cause here come the Vikings!"
01-05-2003, 09:38 AM
oops, get your heads ready for piking
01-05-2003, 10:14 AM
I am told that this means something like, "Go sleep a lemming" in Finnish. Some SCA friends of mine were looking for a good viking battle cry. They asked the Finnish exchange student, and she said that they don't say anything really brutal or nasty in her language, but she gave them this.
Not sure if I am spelling or remembering this correctly. I welcome any Fnnush Doper input.
Motto suggestion: "Vikings never wore horns on their elements. Do you think they were idiots? Ever fought with axes and swords with stuff sticking out of a helmet. Sheesh."
Or words to that effect.
Note that Vikings were "bad people" merely because they were non-Christian. Once Christianized, they merely became conquerors and settlers (which they were before). They weren't barbarians. They had the highest literary rate in N. Europe. One English "gentlemen" complained that all the local gals were being swept off their feet by the new Nordic settlers since they did horrible things like bathe and use combs.
"Hagar the Horrible" is one big ethnic slur.
01-05-2003, 03:20 PM
"Pillage and destruction are our other hobbies."
"Berserk is good."....or....
"We burn our dead in dragon ships. The crows get yours."
"Henry Fjord learned from us."
01-05-2003, 03:20 PM
Vikings: Better, cos we can a fjord to be.
01-05-2003, 04:13 PM
A line or two from the Havamal would be appropriate perhaps.
Cattle die, kindred die,
Every man is mortal:
But the good name never dies
Of one who has done well
It befits a man to be merry and glad
Until the day of his death,
The coward believes he will live forever
If he holds back in the battle,
But in old age he shall have no peace
Though spears have spared his limbs
Perhaps a bit long for a catchy motto, but historically accurate and very inspiring.
Stealing from ftg's post, how about "Vikings: We had the highest literacy rate in Northern Europe"?
01-05-2003, 06:00 PM
Not very humorous, but I am reminded of Charles Kingsley's
"Ode to the Northeast Wind" (http://bartleby.com/42/656.html) Conquering from the eastward,
Lords by land and sea.
Come; and strong, within us
Stir the Vikings' blood
01-05-2003, 06:08 PM
Hows My Pillaging? Call 555-3210
01-05-2003, 06:12 PM
The Horny Vikings - Fighting virginity since 1973, it's taking longer than we thought.
01-05-2003, 06:34 PM
My ex-wife, fluent in Old Norse and currently teaching it at Oxford, would have some good ones. The best one I can remember is "Troll eigi thina vini!" ("May the trolls get your friends!") Also strangely appropriate for the SDMB, I may add. Pronounced "TRUH-tla AYTH-ee THEE-na VEE-nee," if you should ask.
Some other words of viking wisdom:
"A rope must be pulled against a strong man."
"There are wolves about, yet they shall destroy each other."
"Thungu Knifr!" ("Heavy knife!" From a very bad Icelandic film.)
01-06-2003, 12:15 AM
Oh boy, robotics! That's where I'm a Viking!
01-06-2003, 10:27 AM
Blood for Odin!
01-06-2003, 10:56 AM
We ain't pining for the fjords any more!
You want the saga? You can't handle the saga!
Our boats aren't the only thing that's long!
01-06-2003, 10:57 AM
01-06-2003, 11:48 AM
My older brother inherited the farm. I get to wander the world and take your sheep.
That whole "deliver us from the fury of the norsemen, oh lord" didn't work for the Irish either.
We're blond, we're strong, and we're taking your women. Any questions?
Screw Nedit, We're the Vikings!
01-06-2003, 04:32 PM
Rape, Kill, Pillage, Burn
The order is important.
vBulletin® v3.8.7, Copyright ©2000-2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.