Clerkmanifesto apologizes for making a joke about omitted vowels for two blog posts in a row now.
This was due to an unfortunate timing error. The fact is that we make some kind of a joke about needing vowels (ndng vwls) with some regularity around here, but we usually remember to separate those jokes by a couple hundred of other blog posts. This keeps the joke, if not fresh, then like a dear old friend it's a familiar pleasure to reencounter.
This begs the question: Why do we like this joke so much?
It's a tribute to our ancient Jewish heritage.
The Torah was delivered sans vowels. That's right, the bible has no vowels at all! That almost seems like a joke in itself, but it's not. It's just consonants all the way from:
n h bgnnng gd crtd h hvn n t rth
n n ll ht mghty hnd, n n ll tht grt trrr, Mss shwd n h sght f ll srl
Of course, that's a translation to English, which makes it look complicated.
Mostly in the Hebrew we all have it secretly memorized, so it's not an issue.