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Sorry–my grandson Sam got to my computer and typed the above. Since this is his first blog entry, I don’t have the heart to delete it. I wonder what he meant by six brackets, a semi-colon, and a backslash.

Last Thanksgiving he had just been born and I flew to Australia to see him. Now he and his parents are here with us. Here is Sam’s picture:

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About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • http://cyberbrethren.typepad.com/cyberbrethren/ Rev. Paul T. McCain

    I’ve had the privilege of meeting Master Sam in person. He struck me as particularly cute and intelligent. I suspect there is deep, hidden meaning in the [[[[[[;

  • http://cyberbrethren.typepad.com/cyberbrethren/ Rev. Paul T. McCain

    I’ve had the privilege of meeting Master Sam in person. He struck me as particularly cute and intelligent. I suspect there is deep, hidden meaning in the [[[[[[;

  • Michael Benoit

    It looks like an emoticon for a lady with a beehive haircut winking and frowning. Cock your head to the left for full effect.

  • Michael Benoit

    It looks like an emoticon for a lady with a beehive haircut winking and frowning. Cock your head to the left for full effect.

  • Kathleen

    Actually, it is obvious. Sam’s emoticon represents very deep thinking combined with the self-control to withhold commenting until the wisest answer has been fully conceived.

  • Kathleen

    Actually, it is obvious. Sam’s emoticon represents very deep thinking combined with the self-control to withhold commenting until the wisest answer has been fully conceived.

  • http://www.brandywinebooks.net Lars Walker

    I took it for a reversed emoticon of an extremely wide, but squarish, smile. The kind a proud grandfather might display.

  • http://www.brandywinebooks.net Lars Walker

    I took it for a reversed emoticon of an extremely wide, but squarish, smile. The kind a proud grandfather might display.

  • http://www.geneveith.com Veith

    Michael Benoit, I fear you are right. It’s Marge Simpson! These kids nowadays!

  • http://www.geneveith.com Veith

    Michael Benoit, I fear you are right. It’s Marge Simpson! These kids nowadays!

  • mommy

    I have a cat who frequently blogs in this vernacular. Perhaps they could get together.

  • mommy

    I have a cat who frequently blogs in this vernacular. Perhaps they could get together.

  • Kathleen

    Mommy, my cats blog, too! But they have never made anything that looks like an emoticon …

  • Kathleen

    Mommy, my cats blog, too! But they have never made anything that looks like an emoticon …

  • http://heresyhunter.blogspot.com Bob Hunter

    Looks a bit like Hebrew – he may be smarter than you think!

  • http://heresyhunter.blogspot.com Bob Hunter

    Looks a bit like Hebrew – he may be smarter than you think!

  • http://www.cockahoop.com/ tODD

    As has already been said by others, I really thought it was an emoticon, too — one of extreme joy, perhaps with an odd haircut.

  • http://www.cockahoop.com/ tODD

    As has already been said by others, I really thought it was an emoticon, too — one of extreme joy, perhaps with an odd haircut.

  • http://www.pagantolutheran.blogspot.com Bruce

    I daresay, that’s a little Eddie!

    When my daughter was very little but becoming quite vocal, she began calling my son Jeremy “Deewah”. We don’t know why. She doesn’t recall why. But “Deewah” he became, for many a year. I’m sure there is a meaning to your grandson’s cryptic message. Perhaps it is the name of the performer once known as “Prince”?

  • http://www.pagantolutheran.blogspot.com Bruce

    I daresay, that’s a little Eddie!

    When my daughter was very little but becoming quite vocal, she began calling my son Jeremy “Deewah”. We don’t know why. She doesn’t recall why. But “Deewah” he became, for many a year. I’m sure there is a meaning to your grandson’s cryptic message. Perhaps it is the name of the performer once known as “Prince”?

  • http://chaz-lehmann.livejournal.com Pr. Lehmann

    Sammy is a brilliant young man. I know this because of the conversations I had with him between Miami and Vinita in June.

    We did discuss a bit of Dr. Scaer’s theology, so his reference to Marge is quite understandable since Scaer and Groening are tight.

  • http://chaz-lehmann.livejournal.com Pr. Lehmann

    Sammy is a brilliant young man. I know this because of the conversations I had with him between Miami and Vinita in June.

    We did discuss a bit of Dr. Scaer’s theology, so his reference to Marge is quite understandable since Scaer and Groening are tight.


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