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Ancient Grammar Police: 'Oh, for cryin' out loud...you never end a sentence with a . . .'
'Whoa...crushing the will to live and an illusion of full employment! You really are ahead of your time, Igor.'
"Would you say this is a must-win?"
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Monks sitting at a row of computers typing up old-fashioned looking manuscripts.
Tags:religion, religious, monk, monks, friar, friars, scribe, scribes, history, historical, technology, computer, computers, word processor, word processors, word processing, typing, keyboard, keyboards, illuminated manuscript, illuminated manuscripts, manuscript, manuscripts, handwritten, old-fashioned, parchment, literature, modern life
Two monks play tic-tac-toe with calligraphy-style 'x's and 'o's.
Tags:religion, religious, monk, monks, friar, friars, game, games, leisure, fun, tic-tac-toe, tic tac toe, noughts and crosses, xs and os, scribe, scribes, calligraphy, calligrapher, calligraphers, writing, writer, writers, illuminated manuscript, illuminated manuscripts, history, historical, medieval, monastery, monasteries, script, scripts, fancy, elaborate, decoration, decorations, decorative, manuscript, manuscripts, art
Well la de da. . .
Tags:monk, monks, scribe, scribes, monastery, monasteries, illuminated manuscript, illuminated manuscripts, illustrated manuscript, illustrated manuscripts, calligraphy, calligrapher, calligraphers, pretentious, pretension, pretensions, pretentiousness, refinement, medieval period, medieval, derision, derisive
"Now tell us, Davey, what kind of rock did you use?"
'I can hardly wait for someone to invent paper.'
' No, it's 'I' before 'E', except after 'C'!'
"Why am I a nurse? In my former lives I was a mind-reader, a juggler and a scribe."
Monk scribe has written elaborate LOL.
'Yes, the colours are wonderful. But he only does five pages per month, and he doesn't support PostScript.'
"Listen, you'll take another break after Deuteronomy and I'll make you some chicken noodle soup."
Tags:writer, writers, writing, scribe, scribes, author, authors, bible, bibles, scripture, scriptures, torah, deuteronomy, book of deuteronomy, mother, mothers, mom, moms, mum, mums, son, sons, child, children, jewish, jewish mother, jewish mothers, food, chicken soup, jewish cuisine, stereotype, stereotypes, taking a break, family, families
"He calls it the eBible."
Business for monk scribes is booming now that folks realize supplying them with wine is cheaper than replacing printer ink cartridges.
Medieval Office Supplies
19th Century Hacker
"Doesn't pharisee start with a 'ph'?"
"This Gutenberg contraption is going to change everything."
Tags:johannes gutenberg, gutenberg press, printing press, printing presses, printer, printers, illuminated manuscript, illuminated manuscripts, manuscript, manuscripts, printing, scribe, scribes, press, newspaper, newspapers, book, books, inventor, inventors, invention, inventions, technological advances, technological advancements
"He's illuminating something called 'The Book of Billable Hours.'"
Tags:monk, monks, monastery, monasteries, cleric, clerics, scribe, scribes, illuminated manuscript, illuminated manuscripts, manuscript, manuscripts, billable hour, billable hours, accountant, accountants, accountant, accountants, illustrated manuscript, illustrated manuscripts, medieval text, book, books, medieval texts, payable hours
"I'm calling it 'Genesis.' It's part of a five-book contract."
Tags:religion, religious, bible, old testament, book, books, writer, writers, author, authors, literature, publisher, publishers, series, book series, series of books, desert, history, historical, popular book, popular books, ancient, jewish, judaism, christian, christianity, scribe, scribes, contract, contracts, shpasik, jtoons
"Is it (eye symbol) before (water symbol) or (water symbol) before (eye symbol)?"
"'Greetings in peace and love. This letter will bring you good luck. It has been around the world four times. Do not break the chain or you will have bad luck. Make 15 copies of ...''"
Tags:chain letter, chain letters, manuscript, manuscripts, manuscript production, scribe, scribes, monk, monks, medieval monk, medieval monks, medieval manuscript, medieval manuscripts, copy, copies, copying, copied, manuscription transmission, palaeography, paleography, medievalist, medievalists, ye olde, letter, letters, letter writing
"We don't know beans about cosmology. Just say 'God created the heaven and earth', and leave it at that."