monks translating Church laws

A young monk arrives at the monastery.
He is assigned to helping the other monks in copying the old
canons and laws of the church by hand.
He notices, however, that all of the monks are copying from
copies, not from the original manuscript.
So, the new monk goes to the head abbot to question this,
pointing out that if someone made even a small error in the
first copy, it would never be picked up!
In fact, that error would be continued in all of the subsequent copies.
The head monk, says, ‘We have been copying from the copies
for centuries, but you make a good point, my son.’
He goes down into the dark caves underneath the monastery
where the original manuscripts are held as archives in a locked
vault that hasn’t been opened for hundreds of years.
Hours go by and nobody sees the old abbot . .
So, the young monk gets worried and goes down to look for him.
He sees him banging his head against the wall and wailing..

‘We missed the R !

We missed the R !

His forehead is all bloody and bruised and he is cryingΒ  uncontrollably.
The young monk asks the old abbot,
‘What’s wrong, father?’
With A choking voice, the old abbot replies, ‘The word was…


29 responses to “monks translating Church laws

  1. lol, really made me laugh! πŸ™‚

  2. lol – I love it!!

  3. Thanks for a good laugh on a Friday morning. I guess I’m glad I’m not a monk.

  4. Thanks for the reminder..
    Heh…Yeah, pretty big, little mistake that (r) huh?

  5. *Laughing Out Loud*

    Thank you Harry

  6. And the world was never the same…people don’t appreciate the significance of a letter–well the people on Wheel Of Fortune do!

    Great joke, Harry! πŸ™‚

  7. This is great πŸ™‚

  8. Thanks Ina, glad you liked it thank you.

  9. How unfortunate. Though it’s not like it stopped them.

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