Friday, June 22, 2007

Fun With English
Yet another argument in favor for the Latin Mass, as illustrated by Baron von Fronkensteen

As I've said many a time on this blog, English (and all the other modern languages) constantly evolve and change their meanings. Just a generation ago, the word "gay" meant one thing, now it means something totally different. Hey, why play fast and loose with the Consecration?

Liturgical Latin is unchanging. What's said is meant, and what's meant is said. That's why we need to stick with the Traditional Latin Mass. I think the good Baron gives an excellent example on how badly modern languages mutate meanings...

4 Comments:

Blogger Tracy said...

Hilarious! Young Frankenstein is the best! Thanks for posting, and good point, too.

Oh a somewhat unrelated note, I thought you might enjoy this story about an ex-Marine who kills a bear with a single blow:

http://news.aol.com/topnews/articles/_a/father-kills-300-pound-bear-with-log/20070622182209990001

10:41 PM  
Blogger Al said...

1 question: Where you looking at today's schedule for AMC? I go on break & flip the channels. Low & behold, there it is on AMC, Young Fronkensteen. & in short order, the scene you have came up.

Anyhow, that is 1 of my favorites & falls between 2 others

"Werewolf?"
"There wolf!"

&

"Frau Bl├╝cher"

"NEEEEEEEEIIIIIIGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!"

Anyhow, the scene you use makes the point.

1:22 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Tracy,
Amazing what a parent will do to protect their kids... and it helps to be a former Marine if'n you want to kill a bear whith one blow!

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Al,
Watching TV at work!!?? What kinda cake job you got? *evil grin*

But living in The South, we have more than our fair share of ornate, very old homes. Every time we drive by one, I point to the front door and say to my wife "what knockers!!". Of course, her automatic response is a breathless "Oh... sank you, doktor!"

6:50 AM  
Blogger tara said...

Hey "dude," that "clip" "rocked." The "blonde" "chick" is an "eye-popper." "Bet" the "guys" felt they "lucked out" "hangin" with such a "looker." Even though they looked "pretty" "lame" a couple of "gomers."

But the "vanilla" "catch," was a "killer" "knockout." Probably an "airhead" though--but if your a guy, you wouldn't "mind," "jamin" with her "dynamite" "bod," Being a "dinosaur" "baby boomer" this was a "ball," but "I'm outta here."

7:23 PM  

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