Glossolalia isn’t a word you hear very often, but if you happen to hang out with many people of the charismatic Christian bent you’ve likely heard it referred to as “the gift of tongues”. Charismatic Christians apparently believe that sometimes God imbues them with certain supernatural powers, kind of like the X-Men. Among these are the discernment of demons and spirits, prophecy, healing, and the inability to realize that their inner monologue is still them.
It started off as swearing after the first loss, then worked its way up to sputtering fury after the second, but then he actually went into some kind of crazy rapture. He bellowed forth a litany of syllables obviously taken from cuss words, but nothing he got out is quite intelligible. It’s as though he some how managed to roar pure, unadulterated anger. It wasn’t helped at all by the fact that he can’t throw the Wii controller across the room because it’s strapped to his wrist.
One day I hope to upload a video of Josh’s incredible gift of tongues for all the world to see, but for now I urge you to get on Youtube and look for some videos of people speaking in tongues. (Try almost any clip from "Jesus Camp") I think you'll see for yourself what I'm talking about.