Some item ago, I posted the quintessential old ICEL oration:
you are so big.
Help us to be big like you.
The blog Last Papist Standing posted a hypothetical pre-reconstituted, lame-duck ICEL translation of a hypothetical Latin original of The Star Spangled Banner:
IF OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM HAD BEEN TRANSLATED FROM LATIN IN 1970…
It might go like this:
The sun just came up so look over there
the flag we saw last night is still up!
It had stars and stripes
and we could see it over the walls while we were fighting;
Once in a while when a bomb went off
We could even see it at night!
is the flag still flying here
where people have courage and freedom?