From: Bart Ehrman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Feb 17 2000 - 13:25:40 EST
Wayne Leman has suggested this too. I think it sounds pretty good!
On Thu, 17 Feb 2000, David M. Scholer wrote:
> Bart, Is something like "nor speak out of both sides of your mouth" too
> free? I am not sure that "forked tongue" is clear today; for some it might
> mean "sharp" tongue. David M. Scholer
> At 10:55 AM 02/17/2000 -0500, you wrote:
> > Didache 2:4 reads: OUK ESHi DIGNWMWN OUDE DIGLWSSOS. PAGIS GAR
> >QNANATOU hH DIGLWSSIA. This translates into something like: "you shall
> >not be of two minds nor xxx; for xxx is a snare of death."
> > I'm trying to come up with an English phrase for DIGLWSSOS/DIGLWSSIA.
> >I don't much like keeping the parallel with "two minds" by saying "two
> >tongued (or double-minded/double-tongued)." I could use
> >"equivocate/equivocation," but that gets rid of the metaphor.
> > What would you think of my using "forked tongue," as follows: "You
> >shall not be of two minds nor speak with a forked tongue. For a forked
> >tongue is a snare of death" ?
> > I must admit, it vaguely reminds me of a Smothers Brothers routine I
> >used to listen to as a kid; but otherwise I kind of like it. But is it a
> >phrase people still understand?
> >-- Bart Ehrman
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