Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Nuntii Latini

It is a curious thing when you spend a long time not hearing about something or someone or somewhere and then suddenly you hear about it TWICE in one day.

Yesterday for me this thing was FINLAND.

Firstly Ben and I were talking about youth work in Finland as he's being an international jetsetter. Then, in my regular tour around the blogosphere, I caught this at Barky's blog and it reminded me of the VERY bizarre fact that Finland has a LATIN RADIO STATION (together with Latin website!) because it is the one common language of some of the more remote parts of the country - WEIRDNESS!!

I still imagine it as being Cicero on the brakfast show and Virgil in the chatty afternoon slot... but maybe that's just me!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Finland, Finland, Finland,
The country where I want to be,
Pony trekking or camping,
Or just watching TV.
Finland, Finland, Finland.
It's the country for me.

You're so near to Russia,
So far from Japan,
Quite a long way from Cairo,
Lots of miles from Vietnam.

Finland, Finland, Finland,
The country where I want to be,
Eating breakfast or dinner,
Or snack lunch in the hall.
Finland, Finland, Finland.
Finland has it all.

You're so sadly neglected
And often ignored,
A poor second to Belgium,
When going abroad.

Finland, Finland, Finland,
The country where I quite want to be,
Your mountains so lofty,
Your treetops so tall.
Finland, Finland, Finland.
Finland has it all.

All together, Finland fans!
Finland, Finland, Finland,
The country where I quite want to be,
Your mountains so lofty,
Your treetops so tall.
Finland, Finland, Finland.
Finland has it all.

Finland has it all!"

Good old Monthy Python eh! You can't mention Finland without this song playing in my mind.
Youthblog

Anonymous said...

Ehh.. we dont speak latin here in Finland. Really. We dont. :) Just finnish and swedish. No latin.