Fun with Gothic Scripts
This comment from On The Main Line triggered an old memory.
The text says:
"Mimi numinum nivium minimi munium nimium vini muniminum imminui vivi minimum volunt"
or in English:
"The very short mimes of the gods of snow do not at all wish that during their lifetime the very great burden of the wine of the walls to be lightened"
This is an example of a game that scribes in the Gothic era would play with creating verses which are almost impossible to read. This particular verse is from a letter of complaint by short actors, sent to the Senate in Rome, pointing out their desire to continue distributing to the actors wine acquired from particular vineyards near the walls.
(from 'Medieval Calligraphy' by Marc Drogin)