Wednesday, February 14, 2007

In Typos Past

I thought of Janet as I looked at the screen.

I was lost in worship, so it required a double then triple take to register the mistake. But sure enough, up there in bold letters were the lyrics to the hymn we were singing – “our shelter from the stormy blast.”

Only “stormy” was missing an “m.”

I thought immediately of Janet – who lists worship related typos among her pet peeves.

And Janet is a story teller, so I wondered if she would’ve taken this one personally, had she been in Kansas with me.

My guess is she would have let out a laugh before even realizing it.

I mean, seriously, when was the last time anyone in church needed “shelter from a story blast?”

Although, come to think of it, such a blast would be welcome from time to time.

And I imagine G-d, in His love, would choose to not shelter us from it.

Just my thoughts,



janet said...

A truly excellent typo. Yes, I probably would have snorted out loud, or something equally embarrassing.

My personal favorite worship typo was "crucifiction." Can you imagine the field day one of a cynical nature could have with that one?

But "Shelter from the story blast" gives it a run for its money.

Thanks for thinking of me, Sean!

Yours in the name of good spelling,

Sarah in NC said...

Here is one from today's service that both you and Janet will enjoy.

"Come let us worship and bow down. Let us keel before the Lord our God our Maker."


Gaffney said...

"Keel before the Lord..."

Now that is strong worship!