Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Swear Word from Snowy River.

Have you ever seen the family classic, "The Man From Snowy River"? It is a little silly at times, but it holds up pretty well. We are watching it tonight!

The first time I saw it was when I was in "Bible College", of all places.

Against the better judgement of some of our administration, they decided to hold a family movie night every Friday night. One of these nights, a few weeks in, they showed "The Man From Snowy River".

Since the projection staff new this movie had one bit of foul language in it, they were sensibly poised to mute the sound when that word came on. They even knew when it was coming, and diligently stood ready.

When the offending verbiage was scheduled to make it's unwelcome debut at our sanctified school, they muted the audio. They made sure they didn't turn it back on, until right before the word came blurting out of one of the Australian cowboy's mouths. Instead of muting the word, it had the effect of highlighting it, and making sure that everyone noticed it's entire impact.

Sadly, that was the last of family movie night.

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