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Novel uses of the internet, pt 542

This from German English language daily The Local:

"The Protestant church in Germany rang in the Pentecost holiday weekend by successfully completing a project to summarise the entire Bible via Twitter, thus achieving a world record".

Those diligent Germans included the Apocrypha too.

And here it is, beginning thus:

"Gott schuf Himmel und Erde. Sie war leer. Er erschuf Tag und Nacht. Es kam der erste Tag und es war Gut!"

Even my 25 year old German O level is good enough to work out what that means. All credit to the Evangelische Kirche for this achievement. I think Luther would have approved, and frankly a sight more interesting than the guff one generally sees tweeted.

Maybe I'll start tweeting an out of copyright novel. Here goes - 'Call me Ishmael'....

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Anonymous Geoff said... 3:29 pm

The television shouldn't be immuue either.

Ceux-ci sont les voyages du « l'Entreprise de Vaisseau spatial ». C'est cinq mission d'an est d'aller voir la nouvelle vie et nouveau civilsations. A boldy va où aucun homme est allé avant.Or something like that...  

Blogger Croydonian said... 3:35 pm

I think this has legs...  

Blogger ScotsToryB said... 5:34 pm

Ah'm a humble Scoats wi'oot they understaunin O Eurupisms.

Please, patronise me by translating so I can undertand.


Blogger Croydonian said... 6:18 pm

Did ye noo pay attention in divinity laddie?

It is a precis of this:

[1] In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
[2] And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
[3] And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
[4] And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
[5] And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.

Anonymous Geoff said... 11:08 pm

Aaargh you've to let me try Evelyn Waugh to a Scotsman and just hope to be even ballpark:

"It may happen in the next hundred years that the English novelists of the present day will come to be valued as we now value the artists and craftsmen of the late eighteenth century."

(The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold) (1957) First lines.

"It main happen in th' next hunder years 'at th' sassenach novelists ay th' present day will come tae be valued as we noo value th' artists an' craftsmen ay th' late eighteenth century."  

Blogger Croydonian said... 7:08 am

Geoff - good stuff. My attempts at Scots have been greatly aided by 'The Broonites' strip in Private Eye, the best new thing in that mag in /years/.  

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