Dec 23 2014

Quotable: Edmund Clowney

“Certainly Satan does not find it necessary to offer all the kingdoms of the world to the average sinner. He can buy most sinners for small change.”

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Nov 21 2012

Mammonpalooza

This word was apparently coined by doubled-letter fan Russell Moore. There’s not a lot of context, but it’s one of those words whose meaning is pretty apparent.

Named from the Aramaic word for ‘riches,’ I would sum it up as ‘a celebration of how much can acquired around the date traditionally set aside for the commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ.’

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Dec 24 2008

Merry Xmas

When I was a kid I was taught that this was a disrespectful way to write Christmas, but it is simply a contraction–the X is the Greek letter chi which stands for Christ, the same way it does in the acrostic IXOYE.

According to the Wiki, its use dates to at least the mid 1500s.

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