Monday, June 23, 2008

Keeping your norm in order

As I sit here with all the computers unplugged (I'm using my wireless laptop, if that statement suddenly got you confused) thanks to a particularly nasty storm rolling overhead, I wanted to point out a very good post from Fr. Z that really has nothing to do with translations. The point I think we all need to be reminded of rather is that of "what is a norm?" (No, not that Norm.) He does a very good job pointing out that a norm is not just what we're used to seeing, but rather the standard by which all others are measured. It's a point that very often seems to be missed.