nil bastardum carborundum

literally: don’t let the b-st-rds get you down. ie keep up your struggle against unfair treatment. (“b-st-rds” in the sense of people who treat you unfairly).
“are you struggling to obtain your legal rights? nil b-st-rdum carborundum.” meaning, literally “don’t let the b-st-rds get you down” or “don’t give up in your struggle against unfair treatment.”

it is a phrase of made-up words designed to sound like a traditional latin (the language of ancient rome) motto as used by many schools, universities and similar organizations, also by wealthy high status families or anyone who aspires to such a condition. this type of made-up pseudo- (ie fake) latin is sometimes called cod latinor “pig latin” compare with j.k. rowling’s motto for hogwarts school draco dormiens nunquam t-tillandus the wrong use of the latin-sounding words is intentionally ironic and carries an implication of a lower cl-ss or self- educated person sticking it to “the man”, who presumably could afford a cl-ssical education.

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