We’ve tried to tell y’all for a long time: everything is better in Texas… even the Bible.
In fact, in recent months I’ve repeatedly found myself giving the following advice:
to read the Bible faithfully, read it like a Texan.
Why, you ask, would anyone ever want to do that? Because a deficiency in the English language, combined with an already-present tendency towards individualism, has created an unhealthy distortion of the Christian faith. Luckily, Texans have already solved this problem with one of our favorite words: y’all.
You see, English has a pronoun problem. The original languages of the Bible had specific forms for “you plural” (second person plural pronouns), but unfortunately modern English lacks such a distinction. This is why many regions (not only Texas!) have attempted to fix this shortcoming in their own unique ways. In fact, the New York Times recently came out with a fun interactive…
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