Satiric radio commentary for the 90s from the man who drained Lake Michigan and filled it with hot chocolate!!!

Latin Is Big In Finland

Stan Freberg here. Latin is very big in Finland. Why? Hey, don't ask me. As I've reported before, Finnish National Radio has presented for a few years a five-minute weekly newscast, all in Latin, called "Nunti Latini," or "News in Latin." Now, a Finnish professor has recorded an album of Elvis songs, all in Latin. After this. [:60 SPOT BREAK]

As I was saying, A Finnish university professor has recorded a CD of the King's songs--Elvis, that is--all in Latin. Must be a big hit with any Finnish priests who happen to also be Elvis fans. It includes such favorites as "Tenere Mi Ama"--"Love Me Tender"--and "Can't Help Falling In Love," or "Non Anamari Non Possom"--oh, excuse me (Chants in low monotone, as in the style of a monk)--"Non Anamari Non Possom." That's better.

The weekly newscast all in Latin, "Nunti Latini," is now broadcast around the world via satellite, and has a lot of fans: people who took Latin in school and never had a use for it, you know; priests who may tire of hearing the news in English on CNN.

Actually, the all-Latin news show did get a fan letter, from His Holiness in Rome. Really! No word yet on whether the Pope has bought the CD of Elvis in Latin, but the chances are good. After all, there aren't all that many albums of Elvis songs in Latin.

Hey! Behind those closed Vatican doors, who knows what The Pope may rock out to?

Stan Freberg here.

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