Re: Naming a detective division

From: Carlton L. Winbery (
Date: Fri May 17 1996 - 12:36:21 EDT

Jim McGuire wrote;

>I have a unique request. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department,
>detective division has approached me to ask if I could come up with a phrase
>in Greek that they could title a unit's project.
>This project is titled DIRC: Detective Information Resource Center. Their
>job is to do investigations for many other crime units. They search for
>locations, criminal records, crime patterns, etc. for other units. They have
>access to some of the most sophisticated computer resource systems that exist
>to do their research. Their main goal is to assist other detective units put
>bad guys in jail by doing research via computer databases.
>Given this initial description, I wanted to ask if any of you could come up
>with a Greek phrase that would be catchy to put with the DIRC name. They are
>looking for something catchy with a meaning pointing to their work, similar
>to the E. PLURIBUS UNUM on the U.S. coin. They want others who see it to
>ask them what it means and then they would tell them it means something.
> Could you help me produce a little two to four word phrase in Greek?

You might suggest PLHROFORIA. I don't have my modern Greek dictionary at
home, but I think it is PLHROFORION = full information.

Carlton L. Winbery
Fogleman Professor of Religion
Louisiana College

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