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Thursday, May 31, 2007

A Public Service Announcement

When referring to the Archbishop of Canterbury, please remember his Latin name is Cantuar, not Cantaur. I have often seen this error made, by bloggers and commenters with lots more book larnin' than this poor scribe, and have looked it up many, many times, always to the same result: it's Cantuar, not Cantaur. Peradventure you still have doubts, they should be allayed by this page from the Anglican Communion Website which displays the signature of the present Archbishop's predecessor.

Also, note there is only one cross before the ABC's signature, not two or three. Since the Archbishop is primus inter pares his peers, the single cross denoting a bishop is appropriate.

No doubt your Bloviator has made these errors himself and for that, mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.

Thank you for your attention. We now return you to our regularly scheduled programming.

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