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The Pigasus was used by John Steinbeck as a personal stamp with the Latin motto Ad astra per alia porci, intended to mean "to the stars on the wings of a pig." The Latin is incorrect because "alia" means "other things," while "alas" would be the accusative form of "wings" after the preposition "per." The pigasus was supposed to symbolize Steinbeck as "earthbound but aspiring...not enough wingspread but plenty of intention."
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