Monday, August 20, 2007

"The Seven Woes of the Don" #4: Woe to the Greek Accenter

This is just a heads up for most of you, but I think it's important that I go ahead and get it out of the way.

If you write a paper for me and you include any Greek whatsoever, I expect it to be just as accurate as your English, accents and all.  

I have no leniency and I show no mercy or grace in this area.  Yes, I'm aware that Jesus had mercy on us all.  

I'm not Jesus.

Just by way of review, it may be helpful for me to go over the two most important rules for accents:
  1. You can't possibly get them right
  2. Even if you do, I'll probably count them wrong anyway.  And then, who are you to argue with me?  I'm D.A. Carson.

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