The Lighter Side

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven!

      In honor of the feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas, the esteemed Doctor of the Church and a master of many languages, we bring you some tidbits on the English language today with strange etimologies and observations that can truly make it a fractured tongue. And, by the way the beautiful hymn the great Dominican Thomas composed was "Tantum Ergo" not "Tonto, erh - go" - the latter was what the Lone Ranger stuttered when he dispatched his faithful Indian sidekick on a mission! Anyway, below are a few observations not even Webster knew about! Enjoy.

Obvious and not-so-obvious oblique observations of oblivion

January 28, 1998 volume 9, no. 20          DAILY CATHOLIC - The Lighter Side

January 1998