Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

It has been revealed to me (and not in a dream) that my Hebrew classes are not in fact to be taken by Andrew McGowan. My previous confident assertion that they would be is now clearly a lie or a damned lie (but not a statistic). Actually, just a wild and heroic assumption (based on the initials AM) that went awry. In retrospect, it did seem a little unlikely! My distinguished principal's presumed place is taken by Andrew Matthews, PCA minister and Ecclesiates researcher. He loves Hebrew. This is good! He describes Hebrew as a rich, picturesque language. For monoglot English speakers this might not mean a great deal - the Welsh call English yr iaith fain, the thin language. Hebrew sounds a bit more like Welsh: rich and picturesque. We shall soon begin to see!