As opposed to common belief, not a dead language, but still exerting great linguistic influence over modern languages and actively used in, not only the field of academia such as medicine and taxonomy, but also legal circles and the republic of Vatican. Latin is playfully utilized in contemporary art, e.g. in translating children's classics or in the lyrics of such artists as for example Enigma.
Valid reasons for encouraging the teaching of Latin in schools: Latin develops analytical and linguistic abilities and provides insight into the roots of modern Western culture.
Odi et amo. Quare id faciam, fortasse requiris. Nescio, sed fieri sentio, et excrucior.
Nuntii Latini - a compilation of news in Latin (by Finnish Latin scholars), updated frequently.
Fun with Latin (common sayings):
1) Futue te.
("Go fuck yourself.")
2) Nocte te tangis.
("You touch yourself at night.")
3) Lingua latina bona est.
("Latin is da fuckin' shitz0rz.")
4) Avis in caput magnum futuens tuum cacet.
("May a bird shit on your fucking big head.")
Smart guy: "No it's not retard, Latin is awesome".
Futue te ipsum.
Fella mea mentula!
(Suck my dick!)
Tune futuere egeis?
Tu quam pepedisti oleis!
(You smell like you farted!)
-I used to have a soul, then I took Latin
"Roma caput mundi" - Rome is the head of the world
"Habemus papam!" - We have a pope!
"Cogito, ergo sum" - I think, therefore I am
"Romae gloria aeterna est" - The glory of Rome is evergreen ('Of Rome the glory evergreen is' in the latin syntax)
Mens tuum est similis bombulis infanti. - Your mind is like a farting infant.
Siste loquens! Nobis stultior facis! - Stop speaking! You are making me more stupid!
Volo te claude. - I wish you'd shut up.
Siste legens hoc praeceptum. - Stop reading this motto.
Sororem tuam pedicavi! - I sodomized your sister!
Non certa si troglodytarum aut tantummodo stultius. - Not sure if troll or just stupid.
Mammae aut apage! - Tits or GTFO.
Erada rationem triginta et duo! - Delete System32!
Osores oderit... - Haters gonna Hate
Tu iratus, frater? - UMAD, bro?
Tantum cunnus es. - You are such a c*nt.
Ille culus. - Dat ass
Culum tuum tangere possum? - Can I touch your ass?
Quis culum meum iam tetigit? - Did you just touch my ass?
Rosae rubrae sunt, violae caerulae sunt. Carmini scribere non possum, ita claude. - Roses are red, violets are blue. I can't write poems, so shut up.
Irrumabo usque id amas. - I'll face-fuck you until you like it.
Tua resistentia solummodo meum penem durius facit! - Your resistance only makes my penis harder!
Verpam meam ei ostendere conatus sum, sed cucurristi. - I tried to show her my penis, but she ran.
Hic me est merda dante! - This is me giving a shit!
Qui tuum loqui quaesivit? - Who asked you to speak?
Se futue - Fuck yourself (NOTE: this is the correct Latin. "Te futue" literally means "Go fuck you" (i.e., another person))