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Vidi mammam osculari Sanctum Nicolaum
December 13, 2013 8:10 AM   Subscribe

Let's sing some Christmas carols! We'll start with the great "Reno Erat Rudolphus," then we can move on to favorites like "Frigus Vir Nivis," "Avia renone calcabatur," and of course, "Tinnitus, tinnitus." Then let's read that classic Dr. Seuss story, Quomodo Invidiosulus Nomine Grinchus Christi Natalem Abrogaverit (backstory)! As they say, Hoc mirandis est temporis anni!
posted by Cash4Lead (11 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
Ah, "Tinnitus, tinnitus" the ear worm that makes you wish you could literally get a worm to eat away your auditory nerves.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 8:28 AM on December 13, 2013


The fixation on bells during the holiday season always makes me think of Poe.
posted by Foosnark at 8:59 AM on December 13, 2013


Et post hanc vitam.
posted by OHenryPacey at 11:00 AM on December 13, 2013


I once sang Jingle Bells in Latin to a naked man. I mean, not alone. I had about 20 other high school students along with me.

Tinnitus, tinnitus,
Semper tinnitus,
O tantum est gaudium
Dum vehimur in tra
HA!
posted by maryr at 12:03 PM on December 13, 2013 [2 favorites]


The HA! was the only bit that the Latin I students could remember
posted by maryr at 12:04 PM on December 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


I once sang Jingle Bells in Latin to a naked man.

I mean, not alone. I had about 20 other high school students along with me.


The number of people singing with you isn't the part of that sentence I wanted clarification on.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 12:28 PM on December 13, 2013 [2 favorites]


FUN FACT: On a cold, snowy night in dark December, some people are apparently not expecting 20-odd high schoolers caroling in Latin to be the ones who ring the doorbell.

ADDITIONAL FUN FACT: Some people are too embarassed to tell unexpected teenaged Latin carollers to go away and allow them to sing a couple of songs even if they are not wearing pants.
posted by maryr at 4:02 PM on December 13, 2013 [3 favorites]


Hoc est magna. Gratias agimus tibi.
posted by ob1quixote at 6:08 PM on December 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


Vidi mammam osculari Sanctum Nicolaum

I saw Santa kiss a boob
posted by grobstein at 8:11 PM on December 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm willing to submit to a Life of Brian-style punishment for any errors in my Latin.
posted by Cash4Lead at 4:47 AM on December 14, 2013


Sorry Cash4Lead! Nothing wrong with your translation and I didn't mean to imply otherwise. It's just ambiguous in a cute way.
posted by grobstein at 12:41 PM on December 16, 2013


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