Comments: Lost in Translation

Enlightening details about the origin of certain English phrases.

I also agree--Tyndale's work should not be forgotten, or slighted.

Posted by steve h at May 1, 2004 12:19 PM

I think you are right. There is a recent book on Tyndale called "If God Spare My Life" by Brian Moynahan that tells his story - with particular emphasis on Thomas More's obsession with hunting him down (successfully, as it turns out). Many (if not most) people are now ignorant of his name, which is a great shame because, with Shakespeare, his prose moulded our language.

Posted by Alastair Sherringham at May 3, 2004 08:18 AM