Monday, February 2, 2009

Saintspeak The Mormon Dictionary, by Orson Scott Card

This is an out-of-print gem. If you can get your hands on one, and if you're a Mormon, you're in for a load of laughs, along with a few "ouch" cringes. Mormons in America have a culture all their own and oftentimes it's hard to laugh at themselves. Okay, I have to include myself in that culture too.

Not all of the definitions to the LDS lingo was tongue-in-cheek. Some were downright true in a nice way. I think Bro. Card is still in the church so obviously the rest of the "ouch" definitions weren't enough to get him excommunicated.

The illustrations were done by Calvin Grondahl, another well known among LDS snickerers.

One quote from the book:

run and not be weary, walk and not faint The first part is what children under five can do from dawn to dusk. The second is what their mother prays for the strength to do for just one more hour.


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Have you read this book? What did you think of it?


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