How to Make Your Child Like Classical Music

The Old Violin, by William Michael Harnett.

If, like most people, you want your child to grow up cultured, or at least, somewhat fermented, one of the best ways is to make sure he likes classical music. Countless surveys1 show that children who like classical music grow up to become adults who like classical music, which means they are automatically smarter than […]

Mensa mea emicat (a Latin poem)

An Aristotelian manuscript

Mensa mea emicat et per domum ambulat. Ergo foedam gladio celeriter exanimo. Translation tips: emico, -are, -micui, -micatum – spring forth, leap up, appear suddenly (1st conjugation) domus, f. – house (4th declension, irregular) ambulo, -are, -avi, -atum – walk (1st conjugation) foedus, -a, -um – loathsome, disgusting, vile, obscene gladius, -i, m. – sword […]

Cell Phone Use Increases Literacy Among High School Drama Queens

Clothes on a couch

A new study perpetrated on high school students by the University of South Francisco draws some interesting conclusions about students and cell phone use. First of all, there is a direct correlation between being a high school student and using a cell phone. That is, some, if not many, high school students have and use […]

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Normally we at The Flying News don’t sell things, but this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for us to make lots and lots of money! If you buy our free guide to publishing your own poetry, entitled The Flying News Guide To Publishing Your Own Poetry, you’ll get great advice for publishing your own poetry, just […]

Anatomy of the Doughnut

Since doughnuts are such an important topic of conversation in contemporary society, it is of great importance for all of us to refer to the doughnut’s parts, vital and otherwise, with accurate terminology. If, for example, you were to incautiously refer to the doughnut’s concavitas medialis as its ‘hole’, you would undoubtedly fail to impress. […]

Charles Augustus Fortescue

Charles Augustus Fortescue Who Always Did what was Right, and so Accumulated an Immense Fortune The nicest child I ever knew Was Charles Augustus Fortescue. He never lost his cap, or tore His stockings or his pinafore: In eating Bread he made no Crumbs, He was extremely fond of sums, To which, however, he preferred […]

Swedish Heavy Metal Group Sings Virgil, in Latin

Inside sources report that Swedish heavy metal group Svart Död is preparing a new concert tour highlighting performances of Virgil’s Aeneid in Latin. Lead singer Lukas Bergström explains that: While heavy metal typically appeals to a fairly restricted demographic, classic Latin poetry has a much wider audience. We hope to broaden the appeal of heavy […]

Latin in the Workplace

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Latin, as everyone knows, is a dead language. But despite this well-known fact, the Latin language is becoming increasingly important in the twenty-first century workplace. Why? There are three primary reasons: Modern digital equipment responds better to Latin than to any other language. If your printer is giving you trouble, and responds to your most […]