Q. Dear Ombudsman: I’ve got a bone to pick with your Latin. Shouldn’t it be Ex Uno Plures? Or something else like that? Have you double-checked your declensions?
A. Thanks, smart aleck. The name of the movement sacrifices proper Latin for immediate communication. It is hoped that every American understands E Pluribus Unum to mean “Out of Many, One” – and that a simple switch of words will quickly communicate “Out of One, Many.” A quick exchange of E for Ex emphasizes an idea of former-ness, or breaking up.
Do we have a better suggestion from within the movement? Feel free to comment with your corrected Latin, or a new suggestion.