Saturday, December 27, 2008

Trivialest post ever on Satan

  1. Don't love it when people sing "to save us all from Saydn's power." It's Sa-tan.
  2. Mark Driscoll characteristically and very distinctly says "Say-den" (rhymes with "Paden"). Listen for it.
Just that.

20 comments:

DJP said...

Someone's going to complain that those were really trivial points. Just watch. Mark my words.

Rabbit said...

Dan, what a couple of trivial points. Say-dn, Say-tan, whatever. Rename him so it's not a problem then - how about "Scary Red Tights Dude?" Nobody will mis-pronounce THAT. And it's so much less eeeeevil sounding. We should stop calling sin, sin, too, because so many people say it "si-yun", and we can just say "mistake" instead. It's just easier that way.
< /caustic attitude >

Rileysowner said...

It may be trivial, but it can be funny how local dialects change pronounciations of words. I remember one of my professors at seminary mentioning a church he pastored early on, and it took a while for him to get over the fact that when they said "Praise the Lord" it sounded like, "Praise the lard."

Mike Riccardi said...

Dan, stop picking on Mark Driscoll! When are you fundamentalist moderns ever going to give the guy a break?! He repented from his potty-mouth pulpiteering!! I guess that's just not good enough for you!

I can't believe you would be so subversive and subtle as to link him to Satan in such a way! Romans 16:17 is talking about you!!!





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Ok, scared myself. Sorry about that.

Barbara said...

Down here in south Jawja it's "say-hn". So for someone to actually enunciate the "t" will earn 'em a funny look while people duck from potential spittle ;)

David Wolfe said...

Dan: For someone of your expository flair, those were really trivial points...maybe they say it wrong because they were roaring lions seeking someone to devour, but got something caught in their throat instead. Who can say? =) In other trivial news, my mom loved your pizza post...and I'm trying to talk her into making it!

Rachael Starke said...

My husband say "covechous" instead of "covetous."

I thought it's because he's just generally brilliant and was using the early-church pronunciation or something.

Saydin kinda has that same ring to it.

Maybe we could all just switch to Beelzebub, but that's harder to sing...

Jon said...

I'm watching myself type those words right now...

It's like my Grandma used to say "Warshington" instead of "Washington".

But what I'd like to know is exactly what Mark Driscoll is either wrong on theologically speaking or is it just his "spicy" talk? I've listened to several of his videos on Youtube and I think I understand some what you're talking about. I'm unindated with lots of "spicy" talk at work, so maybe I'm a little desensitized.

Susan said...

Well, Dan, at a women's retreat one year, our speaker (a very lovely elderly lady) pronounced the word "discern" with an "Z" sound, i.e., "diszern". I immediately searched my memory and realized that John MacArthur said "discern" the exact same way! After the session I went up to the speaker, introduced myself, and asked her about her accent. (Of course I mentioned John MacArthur, lest she thought that I was picking on her!) She laughed and told me that she liked John MacArthur's preaching and that her accent was a Pennsylvanian Dutch thing. Anyway, it's just a memory triggered by the comments here--sorry if it's off-topic....

Michelle said...

Coming from South Africa, where we still speak the Queen's English ;), I have found that in this part of Canada "t's" are routinely pronounced as "d's". My neighbour's name is "Katie" but she prounounces it "Kadie". They also say "wa-der" instead of water and "lay-der" instead of later. So Say-dan for Satan doesn't come as a surprise.

I still love it here :).

shaun m. said...

At least its not as blasphemous as all the people who sing about worshiping "Chou" instead of "You."

DJP said...

Riccardi — you did that so well, it is scary. Maybe you've got a lucrative fallback career as a troll? (It's always good to have a Plan B... at least in horizontal things!)

David W — pizza is never trivial! Glad to hear it about your mom, and grateful if I can in some way help to put a pound or two on you. I've been pressed into a repeat-performance for New Year's Eve, though I don't think we'll be talking about it in terms of LOTR's The Two Towers afterwards.

Rachael and others: yes, there are some fun regional twists. Covechous is one; pronouncing "Haggai" as "Haggy-eye" is another. "Flaysh" for "flesh," "sizzm" for "schism." My own giveaway for a big MacArthur fan is anyone not actually from Chicago who pronounces "God" as if it were halfway between "God" and "Gad."

Shaun — so you suspect a subcore of Asian cultists who are secret "Chou-worshipers"? Dangerous!

threegirldad said...

My husband say "covechous" instead of "covetous."

So does John Piper.

I thought it's because he's just generally brilliant...

Well, apparently so. ;-)

candy said...

Well, not as bad as double negatives and better than Jayzuz instead of Jesus.

The Soul Theologian said...

LOL.

I think when people say Bap-diss instead of Baptist it's funnier thought. Say-den. LOL!

Driscoll? Oh man please.

Barbara said...

Soul Theologian said,

I think when people say Bap-diss instead of Baptist it's funnier thought.

*ahem!* *ducks to avoid incoming spittle* ;)

Rita Martinez said...

The Soul Theologian
"I think when people say Bap-diss instead of Baptist it's funnier thought. Say-den. LOL!"

I know!!! I had never heard people pronounce the word Baptist like that until I heard Johnny Hunt say it...I was like whoa what in the world!?? Bapdiss??? and then I heard Jeff Noblit say it too!

coldwell said...

Here in Texas we pronounce it right. It's "BAB-dist."

Rita Martinez said...

Coldwell
sorry to burst your bubble there fella but the correct pronunciation is BaPtiST...lol!

threegirldad said...

Well, Texas is "a whole other country," after all.

;-)