Monkey Business

The latest “encyclical letter” from the German Joseph Alois Ratzinger (also knows as “Supreme Pontiff Benedict XVI”) to “to the bishops, priests and deacons, men and women religious, and all the lay faithful on Christian hope” is titled “Spe Salvi” (“Saved by Hope”) and has 19,445 words in 77 pages.

Let’s get 19,445 words at random from 77 English dictionaries. Let’s put 19,445 monkeys working in a text during 77 years. With all due respect to lexicographers and monkeys, all these three documents will have the same authority, sense and interest.

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