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You guys keep bringing up 'population'.

How much of the world spoke English in 1611? yet we believe the AV1611 is meant for everyone.

And for the record, 100% of the world spoke English at one time -- in my opinion.

AV1611VET, christianforums.com 105 Comments [12/16/2011 6:22:50 AM]
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Efrain

And for the record, you somehow manage to have an opinion, which is supposed to be something that can't be proven objectively wrong, or right, and be wrong about it.

12/16/2011 6:30:55 AM



"100% of the world spoke English at one time" I'm curious what AV1611's reasoning is. It's probably as shoddy as the jumble of words in this here quote.

12/16/2011 6:31:07 AM

D Laurier

And your opinion is (as usual) wrong.
English is a fairly young language. Even today it is STILL only spoken by a few percent of the world's population.


12/16/2011 6:38:53 AM

dionysus

And for the record, 100% of the world spoke English at one time -- in my opinion.

You're entitled to your opinion and we're entitled to point and laugh at you when you say it. Democracy works!

12/16/2011 6:55:54 AM

Mister Spak

For the record, 100% of the world spoke elvish at one time -- in my opinion. And my opinion matters, because I read it it a really big book - The Silmarillion -- while yours is a steaming pile of fail.

12/16/2011 7:02:14 AM

JSS

And for the record, 100% of the world's population was American at one point of time -- which is my opinion -- meaning it's right.

12/16/2011 7:04:34 AM

OhJohnNo

This reminds me of a conversation I had with my 9-year-old brother a while back.

Him: I think blue ants exist. [note: he did not mean the actual insect called the "Blue Ant", which is not related to ants].

Me: No, they don't.

Him: Well, that's your opinion.

Me: No, I'm pretty sure it's a fact.

Him: You think they don't exist, but I think they do. Opinions can't be wrong!


12/16/2011 7:22:24 AM

Doubting Thomas

What the hell is the AV1611?

And let me guess, you think that 100% of the world spoke English at one time because your bible is written in English?

12/16/2011 7:24:13 AM

John

Even the English didn't speak English 1,000 years ago: "thaer maeg nihta gehwaem nithwundor seon fyr on flode" (thousand-year-old "English", converted to modern alphabet)

12/16/2011 7:26:31 AM

David B.

For the record, go back just 200 more years and not even the English were speaking English. Not as you would understand it, anyway.

Whilom ther was dwellynge at Oxenford
A riche gnof, that gestes heeld to bord,
And of his craft he was a carpenter.
With hym ther was dwellynge a poure scoler,
Hadde lerned art, but al his fantasye
Was turned for to lerne astrologye,
And koude a certeyn of conclusiouns,
To demen by interrogaciouns,
If that men asked hym in certain houres
Whan that men sholde have droghte or elles shoures,
Or if men asked hym what sholde bifalle
Of every thyng; I may nat rekene hem alle.

-- Geoffrey Chaucer, "The Miller's Tale"

(Edit: Nuts, John just beat me to it.)

12/16/2011 7:34:22 AM

Tempus

And your opinion is wrong.

12/16/2011 7:36:30 AM

Horsefeathers

"How much of the world spoke English in 1611? yet we believe the AV1611 is meant for everyone."

Yes. Everyone well versed in Jacobean English.

You know that most of those words in there don't mean now what they meant then, right? Like that phrase, "Suffer the little children to come unto me"? "Suffer" doesn't mean now what it meant then, jackass, thus making the sentence incomprehensible to a modern audience.

"And for the record, 100% of the world spoke English at one time -- in my opinion."

Yes, but you're a fucking fruitloop so your opinion doesn't matter to anyone but yourself.

12/16/2011 7:55:52 AM

Bollox

John got the Old English right (Seamus Heaney translates it as "There may be seen each night a fearful wonder,—fire on the flood!"), but I don't think Dave B's excerpt of Middle English is as incomprehensible as all that: I can read it just fine. (Except for 'gnof').

AV1611VET, however, is even harder to understand than Beowulf.

12/16/2011 8:28:19 AM

Esser-Z

That's... not an opinion. It's a (false!) factual claim. WORDS MEAN THINGS.

12/16/2011 8:41:21 AM

Brendan Rizzo

The stupid... it burns... it's setting the computer monitor on fire... *takes out fire extinguisher*

...Now I'm sure AV1611VET is wondering why I would have continued to type while my computer was burning.

12/16/2011 8:47:42 AM

Flah

I was incoherent for about a minute after reading that. AV1611VET actually managed to break my brain with that. Are we sure he isn't a Poe?

12/16/2011 9:15:45 AM

Mysophobe

Well this explains why they're always so offended by strangers speaking among themselves in a foreign language in public. (On several occasions, I've heard one of my fellow Americans say "speak english, please" to people that aren't even speaking to them!) In fundieland they're all sloppy derivatives of english, and thus inferior.

12/16/2011 9:27:23 AM

Panz

And your opinion would be WRONG bumblefuck

12/16/2011 9:39:43 AM

Bollox

On several occasions, I've heard one of my fellow Americans say "speak english, please" to people that aren't even speaking to them!

I'd be awfully tempted to reply "You first."

12/16/2011 9:42:33 AM

Anon-e-moose

You guy, keep bringing up bullshit.

But then, such is the nature of what you're force-fed in the first place: Biblical lies.

"And for the record, 100% of the world spoke English at one time -- in my opinion."

Ancient China? The early Polynesians? What about Biblical times; the lingua franca in Jesus' time was Aramaic.

...y'know, AV1611VET, Aramaic. That which Mel Gibson used in his film "The Passion of the Christ". So what was he doing when he made "Apocalypto" then? Just winding up the audience, by having the actors therein speaking in Yucatec Mayan - and not for the sake of authenticity - in Mr. Gibson's 'opinion', is that what you're saying?

Here is a prime example, which perfectly demonstrates, nay, more than justifies, what I've said before, but bears repeating: Stupidity. It should be illegal.

12/16/2011 9:43:19 AM

breakerslion

It is my considered opinion that I have met mollusks that have displayed more intelligence than you have while making that statement.

12/16/2011 9:46:16 AM

Osiris

Well your opinion is completely, hopelessly, wrong. As usual.

12/16/2011 9:55:53 AM

Skatepunk

"And for the record, 100% of the world spoke English at one time -- in my opinion."

In your opinion? That does not automatically validate your argument.

Also, which English do you mean? Old English? Middle English? Today's English?

English as it is today is less than a thousand years old.

EDIT: I should have read the comments first. John and David B. beat me to the punch.


12/16/2011 10:03:16 AM

Anon-e-moose

@AV1611VET

"And for the record, 100% of the world spoke English at one time -- in my opinion."



The Dude has spoken.

12/16/2011 10:18:13 AM

Prager

Let me guess, everyone spoke English at the time the tower of babel was being built...

12/16/2011 10:19:39 AM
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