Dagger in hand

A man of prodigious fortune, coming to add his opinion to some light discussion that was going on casually at his table, began precisely thus: "It can only be a liar or an ignoramus who will say otherwise than," and so on. Pursue that philosophical point, dagger in hand.

--Michel de Montaigne, Of the art of discussion.

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Thursday, November 13, 2003
Vorrei esprimere al popolo italiano le mie condoglianze, ed anche ringraziarvi per la vostra alleanza. Da ieri in poi non raccontero' mai piu' barzellette sui carabinieri.

Translation: I want to express to the Italian people my condolences, and to thank you for your alliance. From yesterday on, I will no longer tell any jokes about carabinieri.

[For those not familiar with Italian culture, carabinieri have traditionally served in their jokes the same role that the Polish used to serve in ours.]

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