Viral vector nomenclature

Peter Ellis via (by pjie2 from
Thu Jun 7 05:00:56 EST 2007

DK wrote:
> Heh-heh. I aways wondered if people who use "virii" also use "busi"
> for more than one bus :-)


    What is it that roareth thus?
    Can it be a Motor Bus?
    Yes, the smell and hideous hum
    Indicat Motorem Bum!
    Implet in the Corn and High
    Terror me Motoris Bi:
    Bo Motori clamitabo
    Ne Motore caedar a Bo -
    "Dative be or Ablative
    So thou only let us live:
    Whither shall thy victims flee?
    Spare us, spare us, Motor Be!"
    Thus I sang; and still anigh
    Came in hordes Motores Bi,
    Et complebat omne forum
    Copia Motorum Borum.
    How shall wretched lives like us
    Cincti Bis Motoribus?
    Domine, defende nos
    Contra hos Motores Bos!

        A. D. Godley


Used (apparently) by generations of Latin students to remember declensions.


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