Funny typos you've seen/made in worship aids
  • ryandryand
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    Go.
  • CHGiffenCHGiffen
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    Sin.
    Know.
    More.
  • EMHEMH
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    One funeral program I saw stated that internment would be at Memorial Cemetary.
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  • CHGiffenCHGiffen
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    I seem to recall seeing "Angels, we have herd on high" printed a few years ago.
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  • CHGiffenCHGiffen
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    And here, I've seen "worship aides" :)
  • ..."worship aides" [or worship aids]

    (And I just corrected my own typo, "woeship aides".)
    Actually I wish the term 'worship aids' would vanish from people's minds. It sounds so hackneyed, so unceremonial, so temporary and purely utilitarian, artless, so un-worshipful, like something a producer (not a churchman) would come up with, etc.
    Service folder, mass folder, mass leaflet, or some such seems to me more appropriate for an important part of worship that should be something one would wish to keep.
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  • Adam WoodAdam Wood
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    I would much rather have a worship aid than a leaflet, but that is just me.

    Frankly, I can't think of anything to call them that doesn't sound awful, so I just use whatever word is being used around me — bulletin, program, leaflet, booklet, or whatever.
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  • How about "libellus"?
  • Frankly, I can't think of anything to call them that doesn't sound awful,


    I agree, though maybe some awful is worse than others? I don't know. Maybe just personal hang-ups. "Program" bothers me because I associate the word with performances. I once heard a young child call it a 'menu', which was cute.
  • CHGiffenCHGiffen
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    "Worship Bulletin" is an appropriate term.

    Aside: I once heard and now often say, with respect to such programs, leaflets, bulletins, etc. when handed to me, that "You can't tell the players without a scorecard."
  • LOL!!!
  • JL
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    In the reading for Evening Prayer, "Be irritators of God as his dear children."

    Which, admittedly, children have been known to do.
  • Coral Meditation
  • matthewjmatthewj
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    I'm just going to go look up ryand's worship aid for this Sunday and see what's in it...

    Offertory Chant ( ________________________________ )
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  • MatthewRoth
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    I always call them the order of service (or worship). I go grumpy cat on people when they call it a program.

    This wasn't a typo...but I left out the last part of the verse in the Requiem Introit, and when I realized I had done that, I said, “Oh well, who cares? No one noticed!”
    (Sometimes when doing things right, I take advantage of ignorance and especially the apathy to which it is coupled.)
  • CHGiffenCHGiffen
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    "Offertory Chant ( ________________________________ ) "

    Recto groano?
  • johnmann
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    "In every age, O Lord, you have been our refugee."
  • Adam WoodAdam Wood
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    Coral Meditation


    You need a Coral Jim to help with that.
  • CHGiffenCHGiffen
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    Different translation of Ps 90:1, with a different typo for "refuge":

    "Lord, thou hast been our refuse from generation to generation."
  • ryandryand
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  • I can particularly recall seeing two unfortunate errors. One was a simple typo, S S Wesley's anthem "Blessed be the Dog and Father". But quite how a combination of plainsong and a William Byrd mass ended up referred to as "plain birdsong" still baffles me.
  • ...birdsong...

    What a delightful way to reference Byrd's music!
    I believe it was Samuel Johnson (or it might have been Boswell) who said of choirs,
    'Sir, we are a nest of singing birds'.
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  • "A Service of Advent Lessons and Carlos"
  • "All Haul the Power of Jesus' Name"
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  • matthewjmatthewj
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    "There's a Wildness in God's Mercy"
  • Adam WoodAdam Wood
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    There's a Wildness in God's Mercy


    This seems true.
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  • RevAMG
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    "There's a Wildness in God's Mercy"


    Once, it was announced that the closing hymn would be "There's a Wilderness in God's Mercy".
  • JL
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    "O praise God in His loneliness" as the Offertory anthem.
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  • SalieriSalieri
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    I remember once getting a list of requests from the funeral home which included "How grate thou art". (Not sure if that counts.)

    Last year I typed out:
    Hark! the herald angels sing,/ Gory to the Newborn King!...
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  • eft94530eft94530
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    rather ... than a leaflet leaflette

    Fixed.

    My predecessor called them pew-sheets.
    So I do too.

    It is the choir that get the Music Menus.
    "... but what about ..."
    "Sorry it is not on the Menu."
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  • CharlesW
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    Angles We Have Heard on High.
  • Many to whom I have presented in written form the name of the chant between the readings have declared, "Responsible Psalm"...
  • ronkrisman
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    rather ... than a leaflet leaflette

    Fixed.

    I don't find that "fixed" spelling in any dictionary. Do you?
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  • Fr. Krisman,

    I think you'll find that it's the usual British-English spelling.
  • ronkrisman
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    I think you'll find that it's the usual British-English spelling.

    CGZ, the point I was making to eft94530 is that I have, in fact, not found that alternate spelling even for British English. For example, the OED British and World English Dictionary has this entry for "leaflette": "No exact match found for 'leaflette' in British & World English." That's why I asked eft94530 for some source.
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  • eft94530eft94530
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    Because I thought Adam's comparison deserved a superlative.

    A leaflette would bother Adam more than a leaflet.
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  • ronkrisman
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    So, how does a diminutive become a superlative?
  • The typo that my fingers never seem to learn not to commit is 'Nagels we have heard on high!'

    And, I saw this in a Barnes & Nobles the other night -
    'a hangover is the wrath of grapes'.
    (Not exactly a typo, but....)
  • MBWMBW
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    This was in one of those bottom of the column bits in a New Yorker years ago:

    Sermon title: The Specious Firmament on High
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  • Liam
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    One of my favorite moments in The Simpsons is a flash view of the This Sunday's Sermon topic board outside the church: "YOU HAVE A F IEND IN JESUS."
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  • On the same order of service:

    The feast: Exhalation of the Holy Cross.
    The concluding hymn was, "Life High the Cross".
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  • francisfrancis
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    Angles We Have Heard on High
    ...usually sung at Bergoglio's liturgies.
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  • ...Heard on High

    Could this be evidence that there are Angles in heaven and that they sing?
    Gregory the Great would be pleased.
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  • CharlesW
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    They were obtuse Angles.
  • Charles,

    Not such a nice way to refer to David Cameron!
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  • matthewjmatthewj
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    St. Joseph the Baptist, pray for us.
  • I think I mentioned this on the forum a few years ago, but it's worth repeating. At the beginning of my church music career I was the music director at a Methodist church with close ties to Boston University (originally a Methodist school). The office secretary needed music for an upcoming Sunday earlier than usual and asked me to relay the selections over the phone. The offertory was "There Is A Balm in Gilead." You can guess what happened.
  • Richard MixRichard Mix
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    I have a vague childhood memory of a trip through Arkansas and a mostly incomprehensible sermon about a helium bomb. That was a head scratcher.
  • eft94530eft94530
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    ronkrisman: So, how does a diminutive become a superlative?

    When it is not a part of speech,
    but rather a description of something exaggerated or hyperbolical.

    Over the top.
    Jumping the shark.
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  • chonakchonak
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    There must be some misunderstanding. Diminutives are nouns or adjectives whose endings indicate smallness or cuteness, in contrast to the corresponding word, unmodified:

    leaf -> leaflet
    kitten -> kitty
    John -> Johnny

    In some languages, multiple suffixes may be added to a noun or adjective to increase the effect of smallness or cuteness: e.g., Spanish chiquitito.

    I think this type of exaggeration is what eft was striving for.
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