Heeeyyyyo, all! Welcome to today’s Silly Sunday!
I don’t know if I have ever mentioned (oh, who am I kidding, of course I have), but I took Latin throughout high school and some of university. Five years in total, I spent running through declensions and conjugations… trying to figure out which of 9000 versions of a verb is the right one for the sentence.
And that’s before we get into Latin poetry, which I hated translating so much I purposely used it in Killing Mercutio as a difficult lesson for Mercutio to teach.
Catullus can kiss my ass.
I don’t usually think about my time as a student of Latin, mostly because I remember almost none of it. The lasting impact of the language has been to improve my understanding of English, and my appreciation of the fact that an apple is a fricken apple, no matter what we say about it.
You know who has something to say about it? Eddie Izzard, aka my favorite comedian and one of the funniest men in the universe. Please enjoy:
Note: If you don’t know about Eddie Izzard, he is not always SFW. This video most definitely isn’t. So… watch it at home, or on your break, or outside the sushi restaurant you ate at after spending the entire day unpacking…
You will laugh.