Continuing in the spihdit of Not reading the names, today let's consider The 40 Most Mispronounced Words in Church Music by John Yarrington. I ran across this when googling what music the church placed the most emphasis on. Please check the link above for the 40 most mispronounced words in church music. Here is one example:
"Flip the 'r' by singing 'd'. Remember that the correct pronunciation is not the same as the words meaning 'to harpoon'!"
My, my -- where do they come up with this stuff? Who makes the rules? Surely the pronunciation meaning 'to harpoon' (spear it) can be as well understood as the pronunciation describing the forced expulson of expectoration from the oral orifice (spit it)...
...Actually, though, this gives me hope. It may be that we were correct in my growing-up years when we sang Albert Brumley's "Isle mee choo in th'mornin'."
FYI: the classification 'humour' refers only to my blog post. There is no indication that Yarrington's article is anything less than serious.
I will meet you in the morning in the sweet by and by
And exchange the old cross for a crown
There will be no disappointments and nobody shall die
In that land when life's sun goeth down