Eamus Catuli: Sounds Very Sexual, but here’s the Actual Meaning



(UPDATE: Eamus Catuli RESET to ZERO!!!!! Chicago Cubs win World Series!!!! Here’s a link depicting life at Wrigley Field Ground Zero when the big moment occurred)

Eamus Catuli the billboard on a Sheffield Avenue rooftop reads, along with the letters AC and then the numbers 0871108.

All die-hard Chicago Cubs fans know exactly what that sign and the corresponding numbers mean. If you’re not a Cubs hard core you could still figure out the symbolism of the numerical characters. This post isn’t for the devotees though; it’s for the entry level observers, the tourists and bandwagoneers.

After all, it’s playoff time now. Yes, the Cubs will host the San Francisco Giants in game 1 of the national league division series tomorrow night, and now the baseball dilletantes are out in full force, and they don’t know what Eamus Catuli means.

Eamus Catuli  is a Latin translation for “Let’s go Cubs.” So while it really sounds like something a bit sexual; or even more than a bit sexual, it’s actually a family friendly phrase. The six numbers needed to be divided into three subsets of two denoting the Cubs three droughts; one of which, the division title, is now over and hence reset back to zero.

The other two are 71, for the league title/pennant (1945) and 108 for a World Series title (1908). The letters “AC” stand for “Anno Catuli,” which again is Latin-based, meaning “In the Year of the Cubs.” The signs are positioned on the left side of the upper facade of the Lakeview Baseball Club building, 3633 N. Sheffield Avenue. For more check out the Eamus Catuli Wikipedia page.

The HBO late night comedy news program “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” got in on the Cubs and Latin mash-up trend too:

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  1. Tom Dunmore says

    Eamus Catuli translates as “Let’s go Cubs” (actually welps) in Latin. Wouldn’t the phrase “Eamus Ursae Minoris” be better since it would be latin for Let’s Go Little Bears”?

  2. Brian J. Bancroft says

    Jake is an absolute Stud on the mound and his Pro-Trump and Anti-Hollywood Elite Election night tweet represented what millions of people felt like on that historic night. It’s his First Amendment Right to express himself and the liberal toads of “Crook County”, Illinois need to “Cowboy-Up” and stop whining like spoiled children who don’t get their way. Go Jake, Go Cubs!

  3. To Tom Dunmore: let’s keep it simple haha

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