Saturday, July 01, 2006

Meditations on defeat

Scotland is a happy country tonight after England's defeat. As an exile in the North I comforted myself with the thought that each word in the Bible is far more important than the World Cup. I'd also like to think that the same would apply to moveable nus in the NT, but I guess not all my compatriots would agree.

4 Comments:

T said...

I share in your grief. The team of my second homeland (Argentina) was also sent home early on the pathetic 'solution' of penalty kicks. It will be another 4 yrs until I sing

Vamos Vamos Argentina
Vamos Vamos a ganar
Que esta barra quilombera
No te deja, no te deja de alentar!

maurice a robinson said...

Dr Williams certainly is correct: movable nu's are far more important than the World Cup.

But of course I speak from the typical US standpoint, in which the World Cup is followed with about as much attention as the growing of grass....Thus, the text-critical relevance of the movable nu gains but little from this comparison.

Anonymous said...

Vamos Vamos Argentina
Vamos Vamos a ganar
Que esta barra quilombera
No te deja, no te deja de alentar!

Let's Go Let's Go Argentina
We'e gonna, we're gonna win

. . . that's as far as I can follow.

Translation?

T said...

It doesn't quite work as well in English, but roughly:

Go, Go Argentina
Go, go for the win
Your rowdy obnoxious fans
Will not quit, will not quit cheering you on

Note: 'quilombera' is not appropriate in groups that don't tolerate foul language! It is etymologically related to 'whorehouse.'