“Illegitimi non carborundum” Vibes with The Budos Band

Illegitimi non carborundum is a mock-Latin aphorism, often translated as ‘Don’t let the bastards grind you down’. The phrase itself has no meaning in Latin and can only be mock-translated as a Latin–English pun.

Today, I feel disappointed and tired on so many levels today. The Budos Band strikes me as the proper fellas to see it through.

Author: Keelin Billue

Chicago-based writer by way of Alabama, New Orleans, and Nashville. Writes primarily about music, sports (sort of), and the topics that piss people off at work and family holidays.

4 thoughts on ““Illegitimi non carborundum” Vibes with The Budos Band”

  1. Oh that’s a wicked track, i will have check out this band out more! Also i have to ask? is that Latin a The Handmaid’s Tale reference? or it’s maybe more well-known saying and I’m just seeing Handmaid’s Tale references everywhere now where none are! Hope you are feeling a little bit better now since posting this? 🙂

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    1. Hello William! Yes, it is a Handmaid’s Tale reference. I love Margaret Atwood (though I can’t bring myself to read or watch Watership Down).

      I am a little better today. I feel like you will understand this: I witnessed incompetence being rewarded. This seems like a increasingly common trend in the world today.

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      1. i think, i drove everyone away with all my Handmaid’s Tales song posts but some did dig it also if you’ll like tooo know? I’m watching it all again now!
        Off course, rabbits are different but my step-dad is a framer and he hates them but foxes are even worst, you know? So I show them Fanatic Mr. Fox movie but who know what he really did think about that?
        Yeah, I guess masses of people are acting like totally idiots even more soo right now but I’m trying not let it bring me down but yeah, it’s sooo bloody hard!
        Oh you have new vinyl day post, i better check it out! 🙂


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