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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Peace be with you!

You know how everything becomes uncontrollably funny when you are not supposed to laugh?

Today is Ash Wednesday. We made it to church just about when the second reading was getting over.
The church was completely full except for the second pew. Normally, we would not prefer the second row, but since we had no choice we placed ourselves there. There was a small girl sitting in the first row who, much to her mother's chagrin, was imitating everything the Father did. It started off as an innocent smile looking at her, when I suddenly remembered my friend telling me about a Father she knew who is really passionate about offering Mass. So much so, that when he says the word Peace, he says it with such ardor ending up stressing the P and the S making it sound like Piss. That's it! It just started. I was snorting, sniffing and snuffling all through the rest of the Mass.

Do you have any idea, how many times the word Piss, oops I mean Peace, is used in the Mass?

PriestI leave you Peace, my Peace I give you.
All Amen.
Priest The Peace of the Lord be with you always.
All And also with you.
Deacon or Priest:  Let us offer each other a sign of Peace.

All Glory to God in the highest, and Peace to his people on earth.

Deacon or Priest:  The Mass is ended, go in Peace.
 Thanks be to God!

Disclaimer: No offense meant to the Father, The Holy Mass or The Church. Just that the accent was really funny :D


  1. Hey, it also gives a whole new meaning to "Piss Off!"

  2. hahaha...That was really funny dear Nina :D
    Well I am here to inform you that I have nominated your amazing blog for the VERY INSPIRING BLOGGER AWARD.
    You can check the details on my blog :)

    1. Thank you Aunt Mary. Will be posting about it soon :)

  3. Hahaha as always your blog post has managed to leave me with a big smile on my face. A good start to a Bromantic Valentines day for me so thank you :-)

    1. Happy Bromantic Valentine, Weird Guy! btw are you in Iceland yet?

  4. Now you have just ruined me for Church! How will I keep a straight face?

    1. Finally, I can be at peace knowing I will not be the only one! :)

      Thanks for visiting, Joeh!

  5. Love it! I remember when I took my communion preparation classes at 8 years old being given a sugared almond and told that God was the nut .... to this day I am still sure I must have misinterpreted this message somehow!

    Kate x

    1. LOL, I am still laughing!
      oh Kate, I don't think I can look at almonds the same way again. Ever!

  6. Nice to meet you Nina, and your post has made me laugh so much I have a sore stomach. This is a great compliment by the way!!

    1. Disclaimer : The author of this blog cannot be held responsible for sore stomachs. Laugh at your own risk!

      Hi Rose, thank you very much for the great compliment! :)

  7. Yikes!!! I have been there and could not stop laughing... Oh well.

    Made me smile, thanks, Slu

  8. This is one of the best components of English. There are so many words, but they all mean the same. :))

    On the other hand, you cannot rely on a small sound to change the heavy meaning of a word! Or do you? So, maybe it all is in the mind, Nina? :))

    We are prone to find those little loopholes. I at least am! I enjoy all those possible significances and pay close attention to the way people speak! I think this is the reason many English speaking people learn some 2000 words, and 10,000 insults they can trust to say rightly, and are reluctant to say a word until they know how it sounds :)

    I enjoy your post as always!
    Incredibly you make me think!
    And I have not whatever with.

    You see, I started a sentence with 'And', and wrote a pronoun followed by a preposition, and (oh, blasphemy) end the sentence with the last, in total contra-position with older linguists who wanted to preserve Latin rules.

    As a final comment, may ask you what am I doing speaking about Latin, linguists and all those irrelevant things?

    I love your post! This IS relevant!

    Stephen King fess up he could not write short stories because he keeps writing until it becomes a novel, I have the same problem, but unfortunately not the talent!

    1. Agree, funny language, English! Again agree, its all in the mind, not mine though, my friend's!

      Me, for one, fall into that category. I like to know my sounds are right, before I speak ;)

      Thank you Od liam! I am glad you can find meaning even in something as trivial as this post!

      ..and you ask me not to worry about Lexicon!

      Nothing you say is irrelevant, untony! It's amazing to see how you apply the theory of relativity! :)

      I love your novels just like Stephen King's. And anyone who has visited your blog will know that you definitely have the talent! So please keep them coming! (btw, you ARE good at short stories too, as your blog proves :D )

  9. Yes, the funniest things are usually not what we should be laughting at and the more we try to suppress the laughter the worse it seems to get.

    You made me laugh.

    Thanks for visiting my blog Nina, I'm pleased to be your latest follower.

    1. true, ain't it?

      Glad it made you laugh, Michelle.
      I love your blog too!

  10. This reminds me of a cooking show, many years ago, in which every time the host said, "Fork" it sound like, well, you know. Perhaps it was because I had inhaled a little before watching it, but it had me rolling on the couch. My wife came into the room to see what was so funny. It wasn't long before she was joining me in the laughter. Great job!

    1. ha ha ha, you have me rolling with laughter, Rich! The Fork is better than Peace! :D

  11. I've done that! Ugh! Not in church, thankfully, but I did giggle uncontrollably through a very dramatic, (I would think rather over-dramatic), performance of Romeo and Juliet at a Playhouse when I was younger. Tybalt died not two metres from my feet and a couple of his female friends/fellow performers expressed their inordinate grief in a particularly woe-laden scene that had me practically falling off my chair with mirth. I feel quite guilty about that now.. And there was the time I was actually on stage performing, (I'm pretty terrible at acting), and something struck my funny bone just as I began to deliver quite a long speech. When I eventually got the words out enough to close the scene, one of the other actors gave me quite a bitter little shove in the dark as the curtains closed. Deserved, I'm sure.

    Then there was the time... (Sigh. This clearly happens to me way too often!)

    I like your Blog, Nina, thank you! :)

    1. LOL - I guess everybody has their days !
      Thank you Sandy! :)

  12. LOL...this is really funny!

    Loved it. :)


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