May 14, 2002
Buggre Alle This

As per normal when I am gone for more than 8 hours at a time from here, stupid people and stupid things come out of the woodwork, and they've usually hired 1-3 new people. So, a quote to give you an idea of how I'm feeling:

Setup: This was found inside Ezekiel, chapter 48 in a 17th century printed English bible:

(This is fiction, but things like this really did happen, especially in the margins)

4. And bye the border of Naphtali, from the east fide untoe the west fide, a portion for Manaffeh.
5. Buggre Alle this for a Larke. I amme sick to mye hart of typefettinge. Master Biltonn if no Gentelmann, and master Scagges noe more than a tighte fisted Southwarke Knobbefticke. I telle you, onn a daye laike thif Ennywone withe half an oz. of Sense shoulde bee oute in the Sunneshain, ane nott Stucke here alle the liue-long daie inn thif mowldey olde By-Our-Lady Workefhoppe.
6. And bye the border of Phraim, from the east fide even untoe the west fide, a portion for Reuben.

--Good Omens, Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman.

An extremely good read, BTW.

Updates: Put it in a different font for "old eyes". Also, on reading the quote it becomes apparent that this was not a monk but a typsetter in early (probably protestant) England, when operating a press was mostly manual labor. Again, fiction but very close to the truth. The original biblical passage can be found here

Posted by scott at May 14, 2002 12:06 PM

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What on earth. At least use a different type face that is easier to read. Do you really truly site around and read stuff like this. LOL

Posted by: Pat on May 14, 2002 02:40 PM

Changed for old eyes. It's still damned funny, and very appropriate for the day I've been having. My new motto: Buggre Alle This!!

Posted by: scott on May 14, 2002 02:51 PM

I figured out the person's occupation. I just had a hard time reading the d*m thing.
To each his own in the humor department.

Posted by: Pat Johnson on May 14, 2002 05:42 PM
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