Thursday, March 24, 2016

Chrisianity (for Christianity)

An amusing typo, made just in time for Easter, was brought to the attention of a church in York, England, the other day. The pastor had ordered several signs reading "Christ is Risen," but was dismayed to learn that they had been printed without the all-important letter T. "The pastor at the Baptist Church is actually called Chris," confided the assistant curate and apparent wag, "and he's got to get up for a sunrise service at 6.30 am on Easter Sunday. His predecessor didn't manage to get up for the service last year..." I'm assuming that that "getting up" business (i.e., rising) was intentional irony; the humor, at any rate, seems to redeem the blunder. Happy Easter to all you early risers, eggheads, beach bunnies, folks named Chris, and Christians of every stripe. Let's all rise up in the name of everything Good and Holy and, while we're at it, take the typos out of our own eyes. We witnessed five instances of Chrisianity (for Christianity) in OhioLINK this morning, and 43 in WorldCat.

(Misspelled Easter sign, Acomb Parish Church, York, England, taken from the web.)

Carol Reid

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