The Coneland trade union E Tu represents a large body of lower income workers.

What puzzles me is why they have a Spanish name, “E Tu”, translating as “AND YOU”.

Still, it’s a bit more enterprising than the absurd current fashion of labelling everything in a language almost no-one can speak, specifically maori.


Yes, interesting name for a Union. Other nerds out there might be interested in this from Wikipedia: Caesar saying Et tu, Brute? in Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar (1599)[11] was not the first time the phrase was used in a dramatic play. Edmond Malone claimed that it appeared in a work that has since been lost—Richard Edes’s Latin play Caesar Interfectus of 1582. The phrase had also occurred in another play by Shakespeare, The True Tragedie of Richard Duke of Yorke, and the death of good King Henrie the Sixth, with the Whole Contention betweene the two Houses Lancaster and Yorke of 1595, which is the earliest printed version of Henry VI, Part 3.[12][13]

It has been argued that the phrase can be interpreted as a curse or warning.[14] One theory states that the historic Caesar adapted the words of a Greek sentence which to the Romans had long since become proverbial: The complete phrase is said to have been “You too, my son, will have a taste of power”, of which Caesar only needed to invoke the opening words to foreshadow Brutus’ own violent death, in response to his assassination.[15] The poem Satires; Book I, Satire 7 by Horace, written approximately 30 BC, mentions Brutus and his tyrannicide; in discussing that poem, author John Henderson considers that the expression E-t t-u Br-u-t-e, (as he hyphenates it), can be interpreted as a complaint containing a “suggestion of mimetic compulsion”.[2]

As Spanish speaker it always has made my day every time I see toilet paper “Paseo”, which means going for a holiday… or at the very least out on a recreational activity… enjoy!

Perhaps they are all a bunch of Brutes ? I’ll show myself out…

A similar point to ponder is that “Soy Milk” is just normal milk introducing itself in Spanish…

Thank you Sir Bob – best proper laugh I’ve had in a while.

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