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Vidi Vici” why?
Background: While sitting down and having our usual assortment of
beer and cigs. We stared blankly at the Marlboro box we realized
that it had a Latin (The Dead language not the race) saying on it.
It plainly states, "Veni Vidi Vici” which in rough translation means
"We came, We saw, We conquered." Why would a cigarette company put
such a happy saying on ever box? Well, SQA is going to the phones
and going to find out the answer.
Info: We finally got a hold of Phillip Morris and it turns out
there is a simple yet kind of short/not too interesting answer. It
seems they decided they wanted to pay homage to Caesar so they
decided to put the famous phrase on the packages of Marlboros. What
struck this webmaster as odd (and a few other people I might add) is
why would a company such as theirs or any company for that matter be
paying homage to what most everyone considers the greatest Emperor
in the history of civilization? Something tells me there is more to
it maybe they feel that since cigarettes are a widely used product
all over the world they felt it was a conquest of the world. Either
that or it’s a warning that there will be a very large turnover in
the world order and Phillip Morris will own all MWAHAHAHA *ahem*
sorry about that...got kind of carried away.
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