Like the King James Bible.
During my Religion class last semester, I was shocked by how clunky and ugly the language of the new translations (/"dumbed-down translations") is. The King James might be harder to understand sometimes, but it's so much more poetic and interesting than these icky newer versions I heard recently.
Maybe someday I will actually try to read the Bible again (could certainly be helpful for Ulysses) so my opinion, which is based on my 8-to-13-year-old perusings, can at least be somewhat valid.
Yes, this is America.
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