Extricandae copiae!

EXTRICANDAE COPIAE!….On Sunday I asked for a nice Latin translation of “We must leave Iraq.” Something pithy and Cato-like. On Monday, after much discussion of the gerundive passive periphrastic and the first declension feminine nominative plural, Mark Kleiman provides the answer:

Extricandae copiae!

In other words, “Get the troops out.” Somebody start making bumper stickers.

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