Thursday, September 29, 2005


As a footnote to yesterday's piece on the 100 Minute Bible, I noticed this pleasing post about the Kiwi Bible on The fine Prodigal Kiwi(s) weblog. It reminded me of a long-since-lost newspaper cutting (from the late 1970s, I think) about the British Museum's collection of dialect renditions. One of these was a Yorkshire Bible, which begins with the priceless words: First on, there were nobbut God. Then 'e said, "eh up, let's turn t'bloody light on." Great...

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