While I am it…

Earlier today there was a post about the challenges of pronunciation. Merriam Webster later posted “You’re (Probably) Saying It Wrong: 18 words even you might be mispronouncing. As I read the article I could heart the echo of my mom and several teachers saying: “OK, you know how to spell it….just sound it out.” There are at least 18 words where that advise wouldn’t have helped me. Continue reading

The Challenges of Pronunciation

I know that from time to time, especially in the Old Testament readings, there are words that are challenging to say the least. So, I thought I would pass along an article from the morning’s paper that let us all know the world is full of challenging words. I thought about have a contest with a prize to the first person to correctly proclaim the sentence below…. but I am not sure where we’d get someone to judge!

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa explained the significance of the Chicxulub impact crater to actor Domhnall Gleeson over a drink of negroni sbagliato in the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia.”

It contains five examples from this year’s list of the most mispronounced words released this week by The Captioning Group, which since 1991 has captioned and subtitled real-time events on television in the U.S. and Canada.

Jesus’ View of John

This coming Sunday is the 3rd Sunday in Advent, lectionary cycle A, and again John the Baptist features prominently in the gospel text. Previously we considered the question John sends along with his disciples: “Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?” Yesterday we looked at Jesus’ response. Today, we can ponder how Jesus understood John the Baptist’s role. Continue reading