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[–] Onlio 0 points 25 points (+25|-0) ago 

From the Roman cognomen Martialis, which was derived from the name of the Roman god MARS. The name was borne by Marcus Valerius Martialis, now commonly known as Martial, a Roman poet of the 1st century.

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[–] DoomMantia [S] 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Thank you very much for providing the etymology!

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[–] kjell 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

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[–] LuciusCorneliusSulla 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

And as person obsessed with Roman History, I also applaud the accuracy of the etymology.

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[–] TelescopiumHerscheli 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Actually, no. "Martialis" comes directly from "Mars/Martis", and simply means "related to/property of Mars", and comes directly to English, not via the cognomen. Meanwhile, "Marshall" is from an entirely different origin.

However, I'm upvoting you for mentioning my favorite dirty poet. Here's one I particularly like:

Dicis amore tui bellas ardere puellas,

qui faciem sub aqua, Sexte, natantis habes.

We were banned at school from reading this and others like it, which of course meant that we did so immediately. And thus it was that I learnt Roman slang for "muff diving"...

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[–] jeffwingersballs 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

I made one fucking spelling error and you had to make thread out of it.

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[–] primaryappellation 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Trust me, people aren't fond of fucking errors

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[–] Warden 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Can confirm, my father fucked my mother. I came out. That was an error.

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[–] pyres 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I made one fucking spelling error and you had to make thread out of it.

You spelled it right, just the wrong word you rouge.

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[–] Spaceballs-1 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

"I'm the law in this town."

"Are you the Sheriff?"

"Nope, I'm the Marshall. You can call me Marshall Law."

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[–] jeffwingersballs 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

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[–] vivianjames 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

This guy gets it.

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[–] GIF-lLL-S0NG 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

do you have a brother named Sharia?

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[–] luckyguy 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Sharia is his half black nephew.

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[–] AnonEmous 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

There's that show "In Plain Sight" where one of the main characters is U.S. Marshal Marshall Mann. (Last two being his name for those who don't know that particula job title)

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[–] MCVoat 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It's High Noon...

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[–] protectdeeznuts 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Marshall is also the name of 1000 young black people in Compton.

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[–] weezkitty 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Huh. I knew that it was spelled martial law but I always thought the military rank was also spelled martial (for the same reasoning)

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[–] 5738424? 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I had a friend named Marshall and he would often last down the law.

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[–] Dantalian 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

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[–] ScottRockview 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Marshall Law would be a good name for an Eminem album.

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