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The month 12

Die Winterreise [5]

Language Lab

M'learned wag

Close shaves

Solar Impulse

Fidei defensor

Suspending disbelief

Die schöne Müllerin [4]

The month 11

Shaken, stirred and rusted


Language Lab

Tumbril for two

Engaging God

Enlightenment redux

Jigsaw grammar

Antisocial media

Highbrow cat-stroking

Myth Thwitzerland

Rousseau's NBFF

Mars speaks


Microsoft. How do I hate thee?

All Souls' Day

All Saints' Day

How to lose money

The month 10

Carbon dioxide

Transitioning to November

Fanatics: the good and the bad

The bad old days

Rousseau! Back in your box!

Troubling the living stream

Wittgenstein’s disease

Who are you calling a snob?

Red Burgundy

Nietzsche's birthday

Rousseau in Nature

Business Girls

Data despair

EU referendum: No thank you!

Rousseau staggers on

How to end an extremely long poem

Atlas Shrugged: 'Whatever'

Democracy and delegation


Jeannot in church

The good old days

The month 09

Bye bye, democracy. Hello, general will.

Tests of faith, the lunatic's friend

Schubert, you idiot!


You swine!

Greenwich Dump Time

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Fidei defensor

Posted by Thersites on UTC 2015-12-06 16:31.

We read today:

The excitement of a visit from Father Christmas is all-consuming for every toddler... even one who’s third in line to the Throne.

‘George will be bouncing around like a rabbit,’ his father Prince William has revealed in a rare personal interview. ‘If I get any sleep on Christmas Eve it’ll be good!’

The Duke of Cambridge explained that George would be ‘extremely bouncy because he’s suddenly worked out what Christmas is all about’.

God help us. (Assuming, that is, we survive the first in line to the throne. If not, may it be quick.)

Gerard van Honthorst, The Adoration of the Shepherds, 1622, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum

Gerard van Honthorst, The Adoration of the Shepherds, 1622, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Germany.