Friday, February 05, 2010

God is polyglot

A cheeky opening from Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero at the US National Prayer Breakfast [delivered in Spanish w/ English translation] --

Y permítanme que les hable en castellano, en la lengua en la que por primera vez se rezó al Dios del Evangelio en esta tierra.

[And with your permission I am going to speak to you in Spanish, in the language that was first used to pray to the God Evangel on this land]

A simple factual claim that will probably have come as news to the Anglophone nativist tendency in the US.

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