Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Europeans Are Classy

Well, we always knew it. Europeans are smart and classy and have really innate senses of style. But did we ever imagine they'd be so classy as to translate and sing favorite Elvis hits in Latin? I feel so gauche! I listen to songs in regular ol' English!
And the news? I listen to that in English too. I'm a clod! Not the Finnish! They listen to the news in Latin! I swear! I read it online! They are so intelligent!
Finnish academic Dr. Jukka Ammondt has been singing Elvis songs in Latin for sometime now in a hotel lounge. Dr. Ammondt says, "The legend of Elvis Presley lives for ever, and it's of course very important to sing Elvis Presley's songs in the Latin language, because Latin is the eternal language."
And for fun... some Elvis song titles in English and Latin:
Surrender - Nunc aeternitatis
It's Now Or Never - Nunc hic aut numquam
Can't Help Falling In Love - Non adamare non possum
Wooden Heart - Cor ligneum
Love Me Tender - Tenere me ama

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