I am in California to visit my mother. It is amazing the things she remembers. She is 89.
Today she told me about a poem written in the margin of her Latin book as a student. She was probably in high school at the time . I tried to Google it to see if it was a popular student experiment of the day. It seems variations of this poem and other similar ones are still around today. I have no idea if it originated in Ashland, Kentucky,(her hometown) but I don't see why it couldn't have!
So here is a Latin poem for all you suffering Latin students to memorize and impress your teachers!
Boyibus kissibus sweetest girlorum.
Girlibus likibus, wantum somorum.
Papabus hearabus kisses galorum.
Kickibus boyibus out of the rorum.
Jumpibus gateibus, britchibus torum.
There. Now you have an idea of how Latin sounds to the untutored ear. And how my mother remembered the verse.
Now go out and impress someone!
And may I say that Spellcheck won't work on this so I apologize in advance for any errors.