There’s this one little word that brings a little smile on my face every time my pastor mentions it. We have been studying the fall of Saul and at one point he tells David: “I played the fool and erred exceedingly.”
My pastor pronounces erred as in ‘aired’. As a South African I always thought it was pronounced like you would pronounce the name of the city Abraham came from (Ur).
So I looked it up on my online Mirriam-websters dictionary. The word can actually be pronounced both ways.
I suppose my pastors’ pronunciation strikes me as funny because it is unfamiliar to me, and because of the connotation I have with the word ‘air’.
To me it sounds as if Saul had an exceedingly bad case of flatulence. 😀