Richard Armitage: the Ne Plus Ultra of Celeb Crushes

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The word for the day is NE PLUS ULTRA (noun) the ultimate or perfect example of something. From the Latin, literally, “not further beyond. “

For me, Richard Armitage is the ne plus ultra in terms of a great celebrity crush.Β  He’s charismatic, gracious, sweet, good-humored, modest–a true gentleman who is good to his fans. Β He’s intelligent and insightful. He’s so very, very talented and versatile in that talent. And, oh yeah, he’s tall, fit, beautiful and incredibly sexy, while still maintaining that boy-next-door vibe that is so endearing.

Richard Armitage: my own lovely ne plus ultra.

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I'm an LA native--Lower Alabama, that is. My husband of more than 30 years and I live here on a portion of my family's former farm with two gorgeous calicos and a handsome GSD mix. My background is art education, and over the years I've been a teacher, department store photographer, sales associate and a journalist. My husband, his business partner and I have Pecan Ridge Productions, a video production company, for which I shoot & edit video and stills and manage marketing. I also still write part-time for the local paper. I love movies, music, art, photography and books, and my tastes in all of them are eclectic.

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  1. After reading all about RALover’s meeting with Richard how could he fail to be? πŸ˜‰ He is unique in so many ways and I am proud to be part of “our little community”. He is certainly worth crushing on!! πŸ˜€

  2. Is your word for the day English or French? As usual, you have expressed the sentiments of RA’s fans beautifully, are right on target, and are not alone. Since becoming acquainted with RA on Netflix and the Internet, I have been making comparisons, and NE PLUS ULTRA absolutely fits. Thanks for connecting your followers to the information the fan in Michigan and her sign. She really had nerve, and a tolerant husband! He must have been embarrasssed by her sign. Could he have been surprised that he has ardent fans in a place like Michigan? Thanks to the efforts of his Army, especially you and Ali, he has fans who love and appreciate him all over the world. When The Hobbit and this tornado film are released, the poor man will likely be mobbed. And if you ever get off unemployment and have less free time, I will really miss your poses and videos.

    • Actually, it is latin. πŸ˜€ I think the husband came up with the idea for the sign, so he shouldn’t have been too embarrassed. πŸ˜‰ I am so glad some fellow Americans are getting a chance to show Richard how much he is loved and appreciated here in the USA, even if I’m not the one doing it! Thanks for the kind words.

  3. Hi, I really enjoy reading your blog πŸ™‚ Sorry to bother you with this, but I just had a discussion with a friend in France about this phrase…
    Are you sure it’s NE PLUS ULTRA? I know the phrase as NON PLUS ULTRA which is also more in line with what I remember from my Latin lessons πŸ˜‰
    And I totally to this especially with regard to RA!

    • http://wordsmith.org/words/ne_plus_ultra.html

      Hi, Momo, and welcome. I am adding the link to the site from which I gathered the info.
      As you can see, according to Wordsmith, the phrase is indeed “ne plus ultra.” It’s not one with which I was familiar (and I never studied Latin) but I assumed the gentleman who runs the site knows what he was talking about. He’s been pretty much spot-on so far. πŸ˜‰ Ih case he had made an error, I did further research. It is indeed “ne plus ultra” in English. And whether ne or non, he is IT. LOL

      • Thanks πŸ˜‰ I googled both version, both indeed exist. Apparently one theory is that Non is old an ne(c) is more modern Latin… although I guess the point whether it is old or modern Latin is pretty mute today πŸ˜€
        BTW I love your Guy /Ladywriter stories!

        • Ah . . . I wonder if ne plus ultra is more common in the US? Or if it’s all just a matter of to-may-to vs. to-mah-to. Latin’s a dead language, but it certainly has impacted a lot of legal jargon NTM the scientific community, and of course, it’s the basis for a number of Living languages–like French. It was not offered by the time I got to high school-I always wished I could have had the opportunity to study it. And Guy and Ladywriter thank you for your kind support. πŸ˜€

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