The Low Churchman’s Guide to the Solemn High Mass seems to be a satirical blog site, quite amusing at times. A new posting has appeared on the Latin language, said to have been
first spoken in the late ninth century A.D. in the Palatinate Forest region of southwestern Germany, after which the language is named.
Ahum! Had I claimed such a thing, my prep school master would probably have told me to stand in the hall – and wait for his wrath armed with his favourite slipper! Between the ink blots in our copy books, we enjoyed writing lines of “dog Latin” like – Caesar ad sum jam forte in fortibus es in ero. Translation: “Caesar had some jam for tea in forty buses in a row”.
It seems that Whacko’s cane needs to be rehabilitated… All the same, the Low Churchman’s Guide is amusing and provides a welcome break from some of the moroseness one finds in the blogosphere these days.