"good enough for Jesus" redux

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Sat Apr 29 22:19:25 UTC 2006

The old saying attributed to Ma Ferguson ("If English was good enough
for Jesus...") has been making the rounds again, in the context of
Pres. Bush's objection to the new Spanish version of the national
anthem. I've posted to Language Log about this, incorporating the
citations dug up by Barry Popik and me in Nov. '04:


--Ben Zimmer

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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