| 5:05 am on Jan 29, 2014 (gmt 0)|
Way to make this relevant tangor.
| 8:45 am on Jan 29, 2014 (gmt 0)|
The bishop dies, Google doesn't. :(
| 8:48 am on Jan 29, 2014 (gmt 0)|
|The bishop dies, Google doesn't. |
Wasn't there a time just a few years ago when AOL seemed poised to take over the world? What ever happened to them, anyway?
| 7:16 pm on Jan 29, 2014 (gmt 0)|
There are some jokes that send me off on a hair-splitting search for accuracy. Usually its a scientific, geographical, cultural or historical fact.
This time, it was whether a bishop can give orders to a nun, because she would be answerable to her superiors in her order. After some Googling, I am pretty sure the answer is almost always no.
So, from the time the priest sells the donkey, you need to substitute her mother superior for the bishop.
If you think I am hair splitting, you should see the thread I found (on a forum about the English language) on the definitions of "priest", "vicar", and "pastor" (I was checking that because the use of the term pastor in a church that has bishops seemed a bit odd to me).
| 7:20 pm on Jan 29, 2014 (gmt 0)|
|Code your site for your users, not the Bishop! |
My users need to find my site in order to become my users.
| 9:16 pm on Jan 29, 2014 (gmt 0)|
|This time, it was whether a bishop can give orders to a nun |
Depends on the order. There's one order of, as it were, free-lance nuns, where each individual sister is answerable only to a bishop.
That's assuming Catholic nuns. Nobody outside the UK ever thinks C of E when they hear the word "nun".
Here I think we have to stipulate that the donkey was given to the convent as a whole, because members of religious orders aren't generally allowed to own significant personal property.
|the definitions of "priest", "vicar", and "pastor" |
Depends on church and region, surely. One of my few personal calques is the generic use of "priest" for any clergyman. "Vicar" is specifically a C of E concept isn't it? You're either a vicar or a curate. If you're a curate, you have too many children and you're a minor character in a novel.
| 10:37 pm on Jan 29, 2014 (gmt 0)|
You're either a vicar or a curate.
Or a rector. I used to know the distinction, something to do with tithes I seem to remember.
These days vacancies for vicars and rectors aren't filled directly but a "priest in charge" is put in instead. Not sure of the distinction there, I imagine that s/he doesn't acquire some of the legal protections that a vicar or rector has.
| 12:58 am on Jan 30, 2014 (gmt 0)|
So where does the parson fit into all this?
Or did he have a prior engagement?
| 1:15 am on Jan 30, 2014 (gmt 0)|
Maybe it was too subtle... he's the webmaster attempting to answer every new algo change... all the rest is what happens when such changes filter down.
| 1:15 am on Jan 30, 2014 (gmt 0)|
A vicar, a curate, a rector and a parson walk into a bar ...
| 8:06 am on Jan 30, 2014 (gmt 0)|
... where they meet an actress and a bishop. ;)
| 12:08 pm on Jan 30, 2014 (gmt 0)|
|A vicar, a curate, a rector and a parson walk into a bar... where they meet an actress and a bishop. |
A few minutes later, a nun and a pastor walk in, leading a donkey.
At a signal from the bishop, the actress pulls a saddle out of her bag and starts putting on a suit of armour.
"What's all this, pray?" enquires the pastor.
The actress just smiles and says:
"I'm gonna get medieval on your ass".
| 12:55 pm on Jan 30, 2014 (gmt 0)|
I assume that the bishop is the Google algo? Every time he changes things it solves the current problem and creates a new one.
The difference between a bishop and Google is that bishops are not scary, whereas webmasters are often terrified of Google. The bishop has to be one of those weird early modern ones, and probably a Borgia.
| 2:50 pm on Jan 30, 2014 (gmt 0)|
If we have to explain it . . .