What should we call our fake Eating Club?
August 22, 2007 10:52 AM   Subscribe

What's a good name/slogan for a fake Canadian vegetarian eating club?

A few friends and I live alone or sort-of alone in the same area in Montreal. We've decided that, in order to avoid being total hermits during the cold winter months, we need to have some sort of regular, floating dinner party. I was reminded of eating about eating clubs, and I thought it would be fun if we adopted some sort of ridiculous, snooty-Ivy-league pretensions- had a special name, crest and Latin slogan. We're all in our early 20's, live around mile-end, we're pretty literate English majors, the food's going to be vegetarian, etc. I thought that maybe the irony-loving hivemind could come up with some good suggestions for the name, the things on the crest and the Latin (something along the lines of Infinite Jest's "Te occidere possunt sed te edere non possunt nefas est"/"They Can Kill You, But the Legalities of Eating You Are Quite a Bit Dicier"). Thanks in advance!
posted by 235w103 to Human Relations (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My grandfather belongs to a gentleman's social club in Montana called (seriously) the Bucket of Blood. They even have an oil painting hung in their meeting hall of... a bucket of blood.

Considering your vegetarian tendencies, I can't think of what would be more fun and eyebrow raising than regular gatherings under this banner.

Whatever name you pick, don't forget to make reservations ahead of time under it.
posted by hermitosis at 11:06 AM on August 22, 2007

Since you live in Mile end/Plateau Mont Royal, you could call your club "Le Plateau Vert", or the Green Tray.

Just a thought.
posted by LN at 11:11 AM on August 22, 2007

¿Grand temps, eh? or something along those lines.
posted by cog_nate at 11:13 AM on August 22, 2007

Nice one, cog_nate, but the french doesn't work that way. It would be pronounced "granh tanh ay".
posted by LN at 11:22 AM on August 22, 2007

(Yeah, I was afraid there'd be some kind of problem there. Say La Vee.)
posted by cog_nate at 11:34 AM on August 22, 2007

Le Grand Légume?
posted by Faint of Butt at 12:54 PM on August 22, 2007

"To Serve Vegetarians"

posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 2:36 PM on August 22, 2007

- Alimentary, My Dear Watson
- Magister artis ingeniique largitor venter (Necessity is the mother of invention, lit. "The belly is the teacher of art and giver of wit")
- "Accio feedbucket!"
posted by rob511 at 4:19 PM on August 22, 2007

I'm just spitballing here, this is by no means proper latin, but it is kind of fun to throw vegetables into the old maxims.

'Veni Vidi Vegetable'
'Vegetables vos liberabit.'
Vegetables set you free.
Virtus est medium aristidis.
Virtue is a middle course between vegetables
posted by isopraxis at 4:20 PM on August 22, 2007

funny, that's exactly what I did with my friends when I was in my 20s, living right where you do!

How about: Plateau-mobile
('moving plate' also referring to the Plateau region).
posted by kch at 4:24 PM on August 22, 2007

A: The wheelchair.

One reference is to Infinite Jest.
posted by Pronoiac at 4:38 PM on August 22, 2007

That was dumb. I was trying to be obscure or cryptic or something.

Q: What's the hardest part about eating vegetables?

A: The wheelchair.

There's also a potential callout to the wheelchair assassins of Infinite Jest.
posted by Pronoiac at 5:24 PM on August 22, 2007

Along the lines of some of the Princeton eating clubs, you could name it Maple Club or Maple Inn. Or whatever their French equivalents are.
posted by oaf at 5:43 PM on August 22, 2007

"The Ivy League" or "The Eat the Ivy League" in honour of the eating club's roots, so to speak.
posted by mrmcsurly at 9:24 PM on August 22, 2007

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