Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Ex Cathedra

One of the most stressful parts of my job is when I’m supposed to speak for God. I have to make sure that what I’m saying is not only Biblically correct, but also grammatically correct.

This gets especially tough for me when I have to speak for God in Spanish. I can never remember the genders of the nouns. I need to get a pocket translator.

13 Comments:

Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Isn't God speaking THROUGH you? I wouldn't think that He'd have a problem with noun genders.

5/24/2005 9:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have Radio Vaticana with all their translators at your disposition.Try their webpage, I read it daily.

5/24/2005 9:32 PM  
Blogger Trudging said...

Yeah that noun agreement in Spanish is tough. Thats why I ended up taking Chinese to fulfill my requirement.

5/24/2005 11:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ex cathedral, why do you have problems out of the cathedral?

5/25/2005 12:43 AM  
Blogger actonbell said...

...this reminds me of a David Sedaris essay, about how he couldn't remember the genders in French--so, when he went grocery shopping, he simply asked for two of everything--making nouns plural solved his grammar problem, but created storage problems...

5/25/2005 12:50 AM  
Blogger BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

Grammer is so overrated:

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5/25/2005 1:30 AM  
Blogger jevanking™ said...

Papa,

No te preocupes. El dios te bendiga.

jevanking

5/25/2005 4:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pope, you crack me up.

5/25/2005 6:56 AM  
Blogger dAAve said...

Me dun think you needa worry 'bout the grammer. You're message is in da stuff you says not in the weigh you say its.

5/25/2005 12:45 PM  
Anonymous Georg from Bavaria said...

I tell you all the time ou are too old and too fragile for the job!

5/25/2005 2:37 PM  
Blogger GodlessMom said...

Most Holy Father,

You are not alone. I too have trouble speaking for the Almighty despite my attempts to do it on a daily basis.

Your Servant,
GodlessMom

5/25/2005 7:09 PM  
Blogger Ale said...

can you tell my italian boyfriend to call me next time you're speaking from the window!?! perfavore! and you will only have to use the COMMAND form so no worries about noun genders.
thank you!

5/25/2005 9:12 PM  
Blogger AP3 said...

You must speak for God, for God has no tongue.

5/26/2005 2:27 AM  

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