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A December break

We’re just back from a restful few days of holiday at the Miango Rest Home, about an hour’s drive away. On Thursday afternoon, right after David had finished subjecting some of his poor Bible translation students to the rigours of practical and written exams, we drove dustily West to the conference centre originally built as …

Another no-installation mobile broadband dongle

Having to install dongles on lots of computers is a bit of a pain and this one from Huawei seems to fill a need many in Nigeria might have. Huawei E355 3G and Wi-Fi USB Internet Modem Dongle – White I’ve had a mobile hotspot with a battery inside but I can see there may …

William Tyndale – the most dangerous man in Tudor England

An excellent Melvyn Bragg film about William Tyndale expresses eloquently why people all over the world need access to the Bible in their mother tongue and gives an insight into the dramatic changes it can bring. It was on iPlayer in June 2013 and hopefully will be again. Well worth watching. We found it inspiring …

New Fifth Column for Evangelicals in the Church of Scotland

The establishment of the C of S has proclaimed the creation of a new ‘network of evangelicals’ who seem to be committed to remaining yoked to the denomination no matter what. This seems to be seizing the initiative from Forward Together which has struggled and stalled over the years to reconcile people/congregations who were evangelical …

All that competition

A nice piece of spam to info@ngbible.com today reads: “Hi, Would you like people who are looking for ngbible.com to find you before all of your competitors? please click here Sincerely, top-ranks-seo.com” Well if only there was more competition to promote mother-tongue scriptures in Nigeria! I don’t really care if people find ngbible.com first, but …

Typo? Former Church irk moderator

Well done Daily Record: “In fact, the Church voted in favour of a last-minute option brought to the table by a former Church irk moderator, the Very Reverend Albert Bogle.” Not quite sure what it was trying to say, but it’s fitting. (There’s been much more irking than moderation, though.)

Equality for colour-blind people

For hundreds of years the classification of ‘red’ and ‘green’ colours has discriminated against sincere colour-blind people, the government claims. In a long-overdue move supported by the majority of the British public, David Cameron is taking a bold step forward in redefining ‘orange’ to embrace the categories formerly known as ‘red’ and ‘green’.

Buttbuttination: The Clbuttic mistake

It’s not new news, but it always tickles Julie and me to evoke the memory of naive profanity filters that produce the following: President Abraham Lincoln was buttbuttinated by an armed buttailant after a life devoted to the reform of the US consbreastution. In case you haven’t come across it or want to reread the …

Reading the News in Nigeria

One of the fun things about the English language is the abuse that it can (and does) take, whether at home or abroad. And in my nook of ‘abroad’ it would appear that my mother-tongue has been shamelessly hijacked and forced to do all kinds of uncharacteristic things. So, just for fun, here are some …

Quick WeSay Training Videos

Five videos giving the essentials of using WeSay (for preparatory word collection in Nigeria).