Re: Linguistics - God's Perspective -
03-31-2010, 01:40 PM
Thank you all for your interest in my humble essay. As a matter of minor information, it is clear that God, although He wished us to stop conspiring to see Him by building big towers, did not deprive us of the ability, through free will, to learn another language. Nor is it Ungodly, as Jesus and the disciples all spoke tongues.
This means that somewhere in our soul there is an angel that works like ‘Google Translate.’ If this were not miraculous enough, the angel works at various levels. A well configured angel will do the job impressively but even an untrained angel will allow your words to be conveyed to some foreigner who pretends not to understand. This is best done by repeating your order loudly and clearly and, if possible, imitating his accent.
I tried this on a few of my workers at the meat packing plant, “HEY! JOSE, I WANTA YOU-A SHOULD-A CLEAN-A MY CAR-A, AUTOMOBLIA! COMPRENDO?” This seemed to work, although he did look a little quizzical whilst he pretended that he spoke no American. Now I will say that I probably should not have said, “CLEAN_A” but “WASH-A,” as all he did was rub it down with a dry rag and brush the hood with a yard brush, but this in no way negates the result.
You may wish to try this simple experiment yourselves.
“The only place you don’t want to hear “Jesus loves you” is in a Mexican prison.”