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Sunday, October 24, 2010


So I was reading today and one British character says:

"You and I want to be the people who do the taking charge, not the ones who are taken charge of. Quite."

Ignoring what he actually said, I looked at the "Quite" and remembered what I recently read about the history of the word "Amen":

"Originally from Hebrew and pronounced omein, meaning "Truth!", the word was spoken after somebody said something which everyone strongly agreed with."

And I wondered if, linguistically, "Quite" has the same function?
Imagine if the Brits had been the chosen people instead of the Jews.

"Our father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven;
give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

1 comment:

  1. haha. funny picturing this.
    '..and we all say: quite.'