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Report: Students Who Take Latin Have Better Chance Of Summoning Demon Later In Life

October 18, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ARCANA-MVSA

Ah yes, the one good Latin has ever done me.

I am totally kidding. :D

In all seriousness, there was (supposedly) a story of a Latin teacher who was trying to teach his students the forms of the verb esse. To do this, he turned it into a chant - "Sum es est! Sumus estis sunt!" But of course, anything chanted in Latin makes it sound like you're summoning a demon, and soon his students were going around chanting that thing at each other and at other students, and eventually it got to the point where a video popped up of a student saying that chant and ... trying to summon something out of a school toilet? Something like that.

I've no idea if that was true or not, and I'm not in the mood to hunt down the post, but it's honestly hilarious regardless. Now on for some onions, glorious onions. :D

Volgav vitsenanieff nivya kevach varatsach.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/93k8nXGk

When I were a lad pretty much everyone learnt conjugations by chanting. It was also the way we learnt times tables. We were also taught how to perform calculations with log tables and slide rule.

Not sure why we did it then because they allowed calculators in exams for the first time same year. Then again haven't taken exams for a while do they allow smartphones in with you or do you have to pretend to be in the last century when you do exams these days.

Don't recall anyone trying to summon a demon from the school toilet aka the bogs via conjugating the present tense of esse. But there was always some funny business contracted behind the bike sheds. We didn't have youtube back then. Sorry can't be any more help on this apocryphal story.

Come to think of it the bogs used to be a frightening enough place without chanting a place for resolving schoolboy vendettas where the Omerta held sway. I Primary school was worse. All organized along the American Gen Pop Prison system as I recall. West Indians took one sector of the playground, Oirish another, The turks one bit. I tended to hang with those who got picked last at any sporting contest. I remember the dangers of volunteering to start British Bull Dog one two three. Now of course once it came to the Upper Fifth whole different set of problems.

Kids of today. If all they got to worry about is the conjuring of demons by people chanting the present tense of Esse then they sound like they are living the life mate.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndresGarner

The onion LOL! XD have a lingot.

I wonder how many Romans saw this article and are now doing seances.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Tahlia

That just made my day. XD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ululare

you are ahead of the curve at Hogwarts too


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SineNmine

The official language of the Catholic Church is Latin. Some of us attend Mass vetus ordo or usus antiquor, prayed in Latin. The article is absoluty trash. The devil hates Latin.

Sancte Míchael Archángele, defénde nos in proelio contra nequitiam et insidias diáboli, esto praesidium. IMPERET ILLI DEUS! supplices deprecamur, tuque princeps militiae caelestis, satanam aliosque spiritus malignos, quid ad perditionem animarum pervagantur in mundo, divina virtuto in infernum detrúde. Amen


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ARCANA-MVSA

The article is poking fun at Hollywood and its old old tradition of demons being summoned using arcane Latin chants in horror movies. There's irony written all over this tendency, but hey - it's Hollywood. :D

That said, I actually have heard of a cult that exists somewhere which firmly believes that the spells in the Harry Potter movies are real, and that the movies are basically the Devil trying to instill some ulterior motives in the unsuspecting minds of children watching the movie through those spells. Ironic? Absolutely, for this very reason. (All the Harry Potter spells are Latin.)

I don't know if that cult is still around, but I do know for a fact that it was real. Domine Dirige Nos ...

(If anybody gets the reference in that last sentence, I'd be very happy! :D )

Volgav vitsenanieff nivya kevach varatsach.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mommarigo

Thank you, I'm saving the Sancte Michael Archangele. Have a lingot :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PatrickCurran1

The devil hates Catholic Latin, but he probably finds the Oxford elmer fudd pronunciation amusing.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vetyr_Cylni

That’s “scary”, isn’t it obvious you were sharing a funny article? But seriously, cogito, numquam sum


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PedroHafermann

Finally, being a natural speaker of latin, I am able to learn English.


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