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A couple weeks ago the England football manager declared that he only needed 100 words of English to effectively communicate with his team. He was of course only responding to abuse form people saying that he isnt’ taking his job seriously if he hasn’t’ bothered to grasp our language. That of course is the latest reason England fans are using for what has frankly been a SHOCKING period of English football.
It did get my brain thinking about the desperate need for people to be communicated to, in the language that speaks to them. Otherwise meaning gets lost. no way around such a limited vocab, will not allow Fabio to communicate with his team. Likewise the Bible, it needs to be in the language of peoples hearts or they are simply not going to understand it.
A colleague of mine has written a great blog post looking at the Bible in 100 words. this post form Pete.