The King's English - Commemorating the KJV

The Authorized Version (or King James Version) of the Bible turns 400 this year. Here's an interesting video that has been floating around the Internet for a couple of weeks at least, in which a clever poet works a hundred phrases from the KJV into a three-minute poem, thereby demonstrating how deeply the KJV has influenced the English we speak every day.

This video comes from a website called that examines some of the most well-known phrases from the KJV and talks about how those phrases get variously used and misused, understood and misunderstood in our daily speech. It's worth a few minutes of your time.