Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Today's tidbit

From this DryBones strip, a tidbit I didn't know and thought was interesting:
The sea was a marsh, filled with bullrushes and reeds. The name of the sea was the Reed Sea. But when the word for reed (soof in Hebrew) was translated into English, reed was misspelled as red!!

. . . and because of that dopey spelling mistake, the sea is still called (in English) the Red Sea until this day.


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