April 16, 2005

What is "sausage-eating bastard" in Latin?

Current events in Rome have inspired a wonderful series of posts by Angelo Mercado ("Caelestis") at Sauvage Noble, among which I'll single out his discussion of Clint Hagen's critique of the Latin "attack ad" presented on the Daily Show on 4/12/2005. That post includes his Latining of the Lex Hartmania McCeania Scittiaque de talione ex grammaticis ("Harman, McKean and Skitt's Law of Prescriptive Retaliation"), among many other delights. His post about the names of four new slime-mould beetles is also good fun.

Among other interesting links on current events in Rome, Bruce Schneier wrote in his blog on hacking the papal election, suggesting that the level of mutual trust in the conclave of cardinals is not terribly high, and a 4/14/2005 article by Natasha Bita in the Australian leads to a similar conclusion on the basis of different evidence.

Much more conclavity at Wim Wylin's weblog nieuws over de kardinalen en het conclaaf.

Posted by Mark Liberman at April 16, 2005 12:38 PM