Not one jot or tittle shall pass…

Info“The little dot on top of the lower-case letters i and j has a name. It’s called a tittle, and it’s got an interesting history for such a seemingly insignificant marker. As well as an appearance in the Bible – “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,” said Jesus – it is the root of a common phrase in modern English. The phrase ‘to a T’ – meaning comprehensively or precisely, as in, we’ve explained the history of the tittle to a T (and aren’t you grateful)  was originally ‘to a tittle’, an older equivalent of that other common phrase ‘dotting your i’s and crossing your t’s’.” (Quoted from the Daily Maverick)

About Wilhelm Weber

Pastor at the Old Latin School in the Lutherstadt Wittenberg
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