Et Tu Brutus?. When does the ride end?.. Brute it's vocative, not nominative never
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User avatar #5 - wiredguy ONLINE (03/24/2013) [-]
Brute*

it's vocative, not nominative
User avatar #71 to #5 - mrqoqlobo (03/25/2013) [-]
Etiam tu, mi fili Brute?
#13 to #5 - anon (03/25/2013) [-]
who ******* cares?
User avatar #6 to #5 - clarksonius (03/24/2013) [-]
Brutus is the guy who Ceasar saw as his best friend, ''et tu Brutus?'' was what he said after everybody including Brutus betrayed him.



******* .
User avatar #7 to #6 - wiredguy ONLINE (03/24/2013) [-]
Latin noun endings change to fit their purpose
the name "Brutus" is given in English in it's nominative form
when spoken to directly, nouns take the vocative ending
which, for the second declension, is -e

******* .
User avatar #8 to #7 - clarksonius (03/24/2013) [-]
You seem to be right sir, excuse me. =]
#58 to #8 - anon (03/25/2013) [-]
Excuses himself politely while acknowledging greater knowledge, gets red thumbed to hell. Nice one.
User avatar #69 to #58 - babyanalraper (03/25/2013) [-]
He did act like a jerk in the first post though.
#9 to #6 - Theyneverknow (03/24/2013) [-]
Clevar
Clevar
User avatar #23 to #6 - lateday (03/25/2013) [-]
Latin nouns decline depending on the grammatical role. Brutus is the nominative form. Being a subject. But Brute is its vocative form, when it is being addressed.
#20 to #6 - historicalgirl (03/25/2013) [-]
In the play by Shakespeare, which is where this phrase is from, it's written as Brute.
User avatar #61 to #5 - greensoap (03/25/2013) [-]
also it was "tu quoque brute"
User avatar #62 to #61 - wiredguy ONLINE (03/25/2013) [-]
Not in the play by Shakespeare it wasn't, it was indeed "et tu, Brute?".
Some people think he spoke a Greek sentence, which would have been that in Latin, only with "my child" (or "fili mi") on the end as well, which is where some speculation about Brutus being Caesar's son comes from.

Though the view of the historian whose works this information came from said himself that Caesar was silent as he died, all quotes were claims of others he merely mentioned.
Though, of course, because of the way generals/emperors/et cetera were treated and thought of, we can't be sure of very much information at all.
#10 - morkoelorko ONLINE (03/25/2013) [-]
Et tu feelus?
#16 to #10 - xpurpledragonx (03/25/2013) [-]
Take this.
User avatar #30 to #16 - nyangiraffe (03/25/2013) [-]
Feelus just sounds too close to phallus
#27 - zekeon (03/25/2013) [-]
mfw people not getting it
mfw people not getting it
#33 to #27 - anon (03/25/2013) [-]
********* Darksouls?
#34 to #27 - abaraxus (03/25/2013) [-]
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User avatar #11 - soulstealerr (03/25/2013) [-]
Didn't I kill this guy in Fallout NV?
#72 to #11 - anon (03/25/2013) [-]
According to my version he died when I was giving him surgery [Charisma 7]
#12 to #11 - cameronisepic (03/25/2013) [-]
Fallout joke, thumb for you.
#29 - secretdestroyers (03/25/2013) [-]
Et me, buddy.
User avatar #21 to #15 - aproudpatriot (03/25/2013) [-]
when Julius Caesar was being assassinated, it's rumored that he noticed one of his assassins was his best friend, brutus, so he said "et tu, brute?" which is latin for "you too, brutus?"
User avatar #32 to #21 - pikachupokemon (03/25/2013) [-]
wasn't brutus his son?
User avatar #36 to #32 - revorce (03/25/2013) [-]
Adopted son.
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User avatar #60 to #21 - wiredguy ONLINE (03/25/2013) [-]
It's not rumoured, in fact there's absolutely no evidence to say it ever happened, It's just what Shakespeare wrote for his last words.
As far as we know, it's completely fictional.
User avatar #54 - bobvonbobby (03/25/2013) [-]
How do Mexicans cut their pizza?
User avatar #55 to #54 - bobvonbobby (03/25/2013) [-]
With Little Caesars.
#63 to #55 - kickboxingbanana (03/25/2013) [-]
Actually, i use a the pizza cutter. :) but that was funny have a gif!
Actually, i use a the pizza cutter. :) but that was funny have a gif!
User avatar #65 to #63 - kickboxingbanana (03/25/2013) [-]
you see no a in my sentence!
User avatar #53 - Sethorein ONLINE (03/25/2013) [-]
Et tu Brute... not Brutus... At least if you're quoting Shakespeare :|
User avatar #76 to #67 - anthonyh (03/25/2013) [-]
In the play "Julius Caesar", Caesar's "friend" Brutus kills stabs him and Caesar says "Et Tu Brute?", which is where the title of the post came from.
#82 to #76 - anon (03/25/2013) [-]
Caesar and Brutus were great friends, but Brutus had strong feelings about upholding the will of the people and doing what's in their best interest, a group of Brutus' friends managed to trick him into thinking that Caesar was going to become a powerful dictator and bring misery to the people so he was in on the plot to kill Caesar. the words "Et tu Brute" were Caesars last words as Brutus stabbed him and has now become a way to convey a feeling of betrayal towards one you consider to be your friend.
User avatar #80 to #76 - yusay ONLINE (03/25/2013) [-]
Wasn't Brutus still Caesar's friend? He was the only conspirator to truly believe that killing Caesar was for the good of the people and not advancing his own goals, and did it to protect his friend from becoming a tyrant. Just what I can remember from it.
#85 to #80 - anon (03/25/2013) [-]
that's exactly it, but the line is meant to convey a feeling of betrayal of someone you consider to be your friend.
User avatar #84 to #80 - neutralgray (03/25/2013) [-]
Pretty much. The play also tells you, though, that despite Brutus being an honorable man, he has a pretty ****** judge of character.
User avatar #87 to #84 - yusay ONLINE (03/25/2013) [-]
I don't think the play had to tell anyone that, it was really obvious that he was a ****** judge of character.
#68 - therealredhood (03/25/2013) [-]
I never read the play and I got it.
I never read the play and I got it.
#81 - thekinganon (03/25/2013) [-]
Someone explain?
User avatar #83 to #81 - yusay ONLINE (03/25/2013) [-]
Ever read the play Julius Caesar in high school?
User avatar #89 to #83 - thekinganon (03/25/2013) [-]
Nope.
User avatar #90 to #89 - yusay ONLINE (03/25/2013) [-]
Then that's why.
#105 to #83 - fukyu (10/07/2013) [-]
highschool, **** we covered that in middle school here.
User avatar #106 to #105 - yusay ONLINE (10/07/2013) [-]
***** , this is eight months old.
#107 to #106 - fukyu (10/07/2013) [-]
i imagine you have a point. granted not a valid one but a point none the less.
personally i like to look through the older **** that doesn't make front page since front page is mostly **** that ain't funny.
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#94 to #81 - kweel (03/25/2013) [-]
caesar was killed by a bunch of guys including his friend brutus, so his last words are supposed to be "et tu brutus?" wich means: "you too Brutus?" If i remember it all correctly
User avatar #19 - xkmarcus (03/25/2013) [-]
Apparently, he also takes it in the bum.
#66 - Mesmus (03/25/2013) [-]
Jailbait on the magazine
#18 to #17 - admiralshepard (03/25/2013) [-]
I . . . it's Shakespeare . . . . you know, "Julius Caesar"? . . . "Et tu Brute?"
I . . . it's Shakespeare . . . . you know, "Julius Caesar"? . . . "Et tu Brute?"
#38 to #18 - dovakinbronie (03/25/2013) [-]
i don't think it was shakespeare
"Et tu Brute?" was the last thing Caesar said after he got stabed in the back
i guess it means like " and you brutus?"
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User avatar #41 to #38 - messerauditore (03/25/2013) [-]
He said that in Shakespeare's play...
User avatar #42 to #41 - dovakinbronie (03/25/2013) [-]
yes
but he also said it in real life when he died
User avatar #43 to #42 - messerauditore (03/25/2013) [-]
Thumbs me down for still being right... wow.
User avatar #45 to #43 - dovakinbronie (03/25/2013) [-]
you knnow what
i am sorry for being rude i should accept that you are tryn' to help me learn
and for that i just want to say : Thank you!
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#57 to #44 - allion (03/25/2013) [-]
messerauditore and dovakinbronie

Caesar did not say that in real life. Shakespeare made that line in his play.
User avatar #97 to #57 - messerauditore (03/25/2013) [-]
Please, humor me. I'd like to know why.
#104 to #97 - allion (03/26/2013) [-]
you seem upset
you seem upset
User avatar #103 to #97 - allion (03/26/2013) [-]
whoops hm I'm not sure why
User avatar #96 to #57 - messerauditore (03/25/2013) [-]
Thats exactly what I said. Why the **** am I getting red thumbs for it?
User avatar #70 to #38 - ragnarfag ONLINE (03/25/2013) [-]
"Also you, brutus?"
But the quote is from the shakespeare's play.
#22 - mugigs (03/25/2013) [-]
I don't get it

pic not really related
#31 to #22 - captainreposty (03/25/2013) [-]
Caesar was stabbed in his back, betrayed as you will.
#35 to #22 - anon (03/25/2013) [-]
Ceasar was stabbed to death by the senate and among them was Brutus his adopted son. So when he died he was like "Et tu Brutus?" (= And you Brutus?)
#25 - bluetwizzler (03/25/2013) [-]
Did none of you study Shakespeare in high school and/or college?
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