A Glass of Chianti

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Latin Makes Me Swoon

There are several reasons for this.

1. Nothing sounds better when muttered under your breath after an encounter with someone who frustrates you.
2. It's inflected!
3. It's consistent. Rules are made to be followed, and only occasionally broken.
4. You can listen to Verdi's Requiem with out even a glance at your program notes.
5. If everyone understood Latin, you wouldn't have the distraction of a couple of thousand people turning the pages in their programs every 10 minutes.
6. Latin is economical.
7. If you are someone who knows Latin, we can go out for dinner together. My treat. :)

See.... And this is only the beginning! Notice how I didn't mention SAT scores. I think that the way certain people "sell" the language to parents by mentioning a correlation between the two does more harm than good to the cause. Ditto band directors mentioning music and SAT scores.