Friday, August 10, 2012

Funny Typo

Chapman's bloomers are as big as his insights. — Sebastian Moore OSB, Introduction to Abbot Chapman, Spiritual Letters [1935], London, 2003, p. vii.
NOTE 12/19/14. It was not a typo, just an Englishism:
They saw Ronnie that evening. He merely burst into laughter. It's all my fault, entirely my fault! You see, one gets so used to Roman ways that one forgets to warn people. I ought to have primed you to tell Testastorta that you had come to Rome on purpose to inform the Holy Father of the enthusiastic reception among English Catholics of the decrees on the mass media, the reform of the liturgy and above all Lumen Gentium. You would then have had a pucka private audience in which you could have said what you liked. My dear, innocent cousins, what a bloomer! Thank God I'm not a Papist or I should have had to resign my post as being tarred with the integriste brush. As a respectable Protestant I am fortunately above suspicion…
— Bryan Houghton, Judith's Marriage, 1987, p. 170.

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