Friday, April 16, 2004

Large money

Brian found a new word the other day: winebibber. Those of us old fogies who grew up reading the KJV, are familiar with some of the more obscure words like that.

I did get a pretty big laugh from one of the verses we looked at in Sunday School last week. Matthew 28:12 in the RSV reads like this
And when they had assembled with the elders and taken counsel, they gave a sum of money to the soldiers
But in King Jimmy it says
And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers
Large money. Heh. Like this?

Of course, as the old folks used to say, they were probably just talking about "foldin' money".

UPDATE: Well, this would have been funnier if I'd have remembered to include the hyperlink (same as above...now) the first time.

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