Durham, England, a long time ago. Recent photo by Fr Tim Finigan.
What medieval English and Welsh Catholic parish churches looked like.
Reconstruction at St Teilo’s, part of a museum in Wales.
This came to the fore in the US when intern Chandra Levy “disappeared”, says Ben Yagoda. Go missing was widely used, he says, because it felt more nuanced. In his view, British terms can “really serve a purpose” when there is no exact equivalent in American English.One I’ve noticed as a copy editor is the confusion over the verb form to use with collective nouns. About 45 years ago George Harrison sang ‘the band are not quite* right’ and Americans have been using more plural verbs for them ever since.
We are not seeing a radical change to the American language, says Jesse Sheidlower, American editor at large of the Oxford English Dictionary – rather a “very small, but noticeable” trend. And it is not so much the masses who use these terms, says Geoffrey Nunberg, as the educated elite. Journalists and other media types, like advertising agencies, are the worst offenders, in his view. “The words trickle down rather than trickle up,” he says.Sure, top-class English has always been international that way partly because of lots of contact among that class on the two sides. There was the old hybrid mid-Atlantic accent of FDR and George Plimpton that American movie stars, before Bogart, and announcers used to be taught.
I will bless every home in which an image of my heart is exposed and honored.
May the heart of Jesus, in the most blessed Sacrament, be praised, adored, and loved, with grateful affection at every moment in all the tabernacles of the word even to the end of time. Amen.
What lessons should Republicans draw?Of course you know what I’ll say. It’s a big if; I don’t think he’ll lose. (My guess: the aftermath of the Libya incident will help him.) Of course I wish the Republicans would listen to and nominate Ron Paul.
What lessons will Republicans draw?