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Friday, July 29, 2011

Michele Bachmann Knows You Want to Know About Her Jot and Also Her Tittle

Posted by Paul Constant on Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 9:44 AM

ABC News:

Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann declined to directly address reports that the Christian counseling clinic she owns with her husband, Marcus, has tried to help gay people become straight through prayer...she acknowledged that running for president often brings intense, and sometimes unwanted, scrutiny.

“I have no doubt that every jot and tittle of my life will be fully looked at and inspected,” she said.

Jot and Tittle? Excuse me? Turns out it's Biblical, of course, from Matthew 5:18:

For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

Jot is an anglicized version of "iota," and tittle "refers to a small stroke or point in writing or printing. In classical Latin this applied to any accent over a letter, but is now most commonly used as the name for the dot over the letter 'i'. It is also the name of the dots on dice."

This is definitely the only interesting thing that Michele Bachmann has ever taught me.

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