To crack through heaven's gauzy shell with pain,
And pierce the angels' songs with grief and rage.
Unfortunately, being English, the nearest people here generally get to a good ululation is an uneasy clearing of the throat as they prepare to sidle from a scene.
I suppose if we're desperate to have a good ululate we could always have a game of Cowboys and what are now known as Native Americans...except that I suppose even that can't be done, these days. I mean, it'd have to be a game where neither side was allowed to win.
So what chance do we have of ululating? Not much.
And I suppose that explains why at the moment everyone seems to feel the need to join a choir.
Thing Not To Do Today Probably: ululate. This word comes from the Latin ululāre to howl, from ulula, which means screech owl.