Biblical Eggcorn

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Mar 1 04:08:14 UTC 2008

At 8:00 PM -0800 2/29/08, John McChesney-Young wrote:
>>From an e-mail list devoted to Biblical Greek:
><< I'd like to get all the Greek Bible study aids (Greek parallel
>text, parsings, vocabulary, search capabilities, etc) on a portable
>device like a Palm Pilate.  Any suggestions for programs or devices?
>367 Ghits for the phrase, some uses ironic, many not.

Well, since we've been hearing for years those cute stories about
kids in Sunday school drawing the toga'ed airman they describe as
"Pontius Pilot", it seems to me this development is overdue.


(15,200 ghits for "Pontius Pilot", with or without airplane)

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