Friday, October 17, 2003

Not That There's Anything, Etc.
From an article in the UK Guardian regarding biblical views on homosexuality (via Matthew Tobey):

In this passage the word "know" has increasingly over the centuries been taken to mean some sort of homosexual encounter, probably rape. This may be what the men were intending, but the original Hebrew word "yada" is ambiguous: it appears 943 times in the Old Testament but only on about a dozen occasions with the meaning of sexual activity.
From Seinfeld:
George: Listen to this. Marcy comes up and she tells me her ex-boyfriend was over late last night, and "yada yada yada, I'm really tired today." You don't think she yada yada'd sex.

Elaine: (Raising hand) I've yada yada'd sex.
And some still doubt the modern relevance of this miraculous book!