Useful German

With respect to Greg Ross' Futility Closet Feierabend: a festive frame of mind at the end of a working day Drachenfutter: (“dragon fodder”) a peace offering to a wife from a guilty husband Erminenfloh: (“ermine flea”) a sycophant to the powerful Fachmensch: a narrow specialist Fingerspitzengefühl: (“fingertipfeel”) intuitive sensibility, confident sureness of touch fisselig: nagged…

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Our Church is mighty spikey…

To the tune of Aurelia ('The Church's One Foundation') Our church is mighty spikey with smells and bells and chants, And Palestrina masses that vex the Protestants. O happy ones and holy who fall upon their knees For solemn Benediction And mid-week Rosaries. Though with a scornful wonder men see our clergy, dressed In rich…

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