Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Adam introduced sin, the OUP have taken it away

Reformation 21 really is very good. Here's an excellent short article lamenting the loss of some traditional words from the Oxford Junior Dictionary.

The last paragraph reminds us of an excellent question, to what extent does language not only reflect (obviously) but also proscribe the cultural atmosphere of a country. The new OJD risks creating a generation of children who can tell you the difference between a message board and a chat room, but can't define sin. Which is worrying not only to the extent that it shows us where we are, but also that it could begin to define where we're heading.

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