Posted by Dennis » 5 Comments »
This came through on one of the listservs:
This is some of the worst bad Latin we’ve seen.
“My infancy … because … my traveling money … I seek … O Romus! … ???”
Try something like this:
ACADEMIAE ROMANAE ADSVNT MEI PVER PECVNIAQVE
UPDATE: I’ve touched a nerve. Something calling itself “Psy” had this to say:
um…who the hell cares…it’s a comic…you know…HUMOR? Latin is called a dead language for a reason. Cause no one gives a ****.
You can guess what I’ve censored, and why I rejected the comment.
Psy, I like my humor to be humorous and literate when appropriate. Take a look at Monty Python’s Life of Brian for a good example of Latin humor.
But this careless mess could just as well have been done with a conquistador on horseback with this nonsense slogan stitched to his pack: “mi infancia porque gastos de viajes pedo Spain universidaded.” Oh, ho, ho! What merry fun we have!