[Ads-l] God rest on merry, Gentlemen

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Thu Dec 9 06:41:56 EST 2021


Where Is The Comma In "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" Supposed To Go?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxfxy-3dGz0

(hat tip, Peter M. Head)
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Where Is The Comma In "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" Supposed To Go?<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxfxy-3dGz0>
This a capella arrangement of "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" examines how commas can change meaningsā€¦ often with unintended results. For more pedantic nonsense, you can follow me elsewhere: Reddit: https://reddit.com/u/RamsesThePigeon Twitter: https://twitter.com/RamsesThePigeon TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@RamsesThePigeon If you want to, you ...
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(Nevermind, Oxford comma.)

The Monthly Review 1764 p.395 has "God rest you, merry Gentlemen."

And the earliest known printing--if 1760, as some claim--in a broadside, "Three New Christmas Carols" has
"God rest on merry, Gentlemen."

Stephen Goranson
https://people.duke.edu/~goranson/



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