While washing dishes after supper tonight I was trying to think of a high-falutin’ word that means ‘after supper’. The best my schoolboy Latin could do was the rather plodding post cenam. Then the above word popped into my head. I could not for the life of me come up with the slightest idea what it meant. I told my wife this, and she said (unaware of the train of thought that had preceded this word’s unbidden advent) “I think it means after a meal.”

I really scare myself sometimes. (Other times I’m sleeping.)

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