The Lighter Side

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven!

      Ah, the English language - it is a beautiful dialect. As a congressman once said to Dr. David Edwards, head of the Joint National Committee on Language, about the necessity for a commercial nation to be multilingual: "If English was good enough for Jesus Christ, it's good enough for me." Actually Jesus was too smart to speak English for He must have known the malaprops and problems inherent with this hybrid speech brought across the seas and handed down from the more pure Romance languages married to the Germanic tongue with a little Greek mixed in. Today we bring you some gems to make you think about why our language says this when it should be saying that. Confused, you may be even more perplexed after you read these fractured funnies below.

Facing Fractured Facts

January 14, 1998 volume 9, no. 10          DAILY CATHOLIC - The Lighter Side

January 1998