Thursday, 11 September 2014

Delectus personae - Personnel Choice

A cartoon of an interview
"If your application is successful, what qualities will you bring to Ed's poker group?"
(drawing by The Daily English Show)

DELECTUS PERSONAE

Noun phrase. Mid-18th century.
[Latin, literally 'choice of a person'.]

LAW (now Historical). The right of each partner in a firm, party to a contract, etc.,
to choose or be satisfied with any person subsequently admitted to partnership.

Just once in my life, I want to slam my fists on the table and cry: "I invoke the right of delectus personae!"

Seriously, how cool would that be?

Very cool.

8 comments:

  1. Very cool. You'd be good at it because when asked "what?!" you'd know what to answer and explain.
    Just an advice: slamming the fists on the table might tame the effect a bit... you don't want that, do you?

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    1. No! The slamming of the fists is what gives it punch: "Delectus personae! Raaawrgh!"

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    2. Yes... in a Ogre ;)
      Smooth talking "Delectus personae" leaves no doubt to mom that her pretty boy isn't suitable to hang around you... in your crochet club or your knitting group ahahahah

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  2. I invoke delectus personae against the Angry Nerd!

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    1. Oh. Well where is he? He's supposed to be my nemesis.

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    2. I've no idea. You could invoke delectus personae on your joint nemesiship.

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    3. Nah. I've been storing this horse's head in my fridge for far too long to not get any use out of it.

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