Thursday, 29 April 2010

Biblical Hebrew

If you played Countdown
in Biblical Hebrew,
you would have to say
Consonant please, Carol.

And another.

And another.

And another.

Twenty-two consonants,
some soundless -

or breath.

God resides in the spaces

between molecules
(I am told.)

Scientists know He's there
but haven't yet found Him.

O, Carol -
I think I've won this round
with a particularly long

s   i   g   h.


  1. More things I didn't know. Hawaiian has something similar going on with it. Or less going on. Only 17 letters or something and I refuse to Google that as I am going to bed.

    But before I go, Moptop, today I found out that Nick Clegg is a COUSIN to the Canadian Liberal leader of the Opposition - both descended from the same branch of Russian royalty!! How extraordinary this is! Is it a plot for world dominance, do you think?

  2. And is the Canadian Liberal Leader of the Opposition any relation to Mick Clogg?

    Sogni d'oro, Deborah!

  3. You have a Way with Words, no doubt about it.

  4. Biblical Hebrew tells us that God has a long nose. It seems that the longer one's nose in Hebrew the slower one is to become angry. People with short noses fly off the handle at the slightest thing. But not God, leading some to suggest that (s)he does not exist. And leading Richard Dawkins to pursue the argument that instead of being a uniquely created and loved son of the deity he is simply a waste of space.

  5. It's a good job you wrote this while I was away, Moptop. Don't even get me STARTED on Hebrew!... although I have no idea about the nose thing (can't recall the word for nose, but I DO remember the word fro snot - which is nozzelett. No, really.)