Monday, August 27, 2007

Recalling My High School Latin

Bill Buckley gives the Brits some advice. It seems reasonable to me. And for those nonAnglophiles among you I can give you a little help with this bit:

In Britain the situation is different. For one thing, we have there the mother of parliaments, which has weathered tumult and war and devolution, without any sense that the vital organs of British life had been anachronized. Consider only the monarchy. It is easy to think of it as Punch and Judy, but it is more than that, never mind the annus horribilis about which the Queen complained.
I figured it from the Latin: "annus horribilis" must refer to George Galloway, I believe. Yeah, he's a horrible one.