Monday, October 06, 2008

Catholic culture: we have our own language!


Matriculation forms in Latin is about as cool as it gets, eh?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wayy cool!

Castor said...

Vatican Bank cash machines also have Latin as one of the languages.

It would be even cooler if the students were able to fill the forms out in Latin !

Anonymous said...

I hear that in Rome you can place your orders in Starbucks and Macdonalds in Latin as well!!!

Anonymous said...

Are most students out of bed early enough to fill in the forms!

Raphaela said...

Is very cool. *nods*

Now, if we can get back to having lectures and exams in Latin as well, we'll really be onto something! :)

Castor said...

Annonymous coffee drinker has been drinking too much coffee.

The lectures began to be held in Italian in 1968, after the "student" riots at the Pont. Gregorian University. Maoist agitatators dressed-up as seminarians and the university had to close for several weeks. In a panic, they introduced Italian for several main courses. This is also went the seminarian's coloured cassocks went out the window.