Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches
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What about the “piece” bit?
There are more things on heaven and earth, Horatio
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
The common or garden meanings of piece are indeed â€˜coinâ€™ and â€˜roomâ€™. But would you insist on translating piece de resistance as â€˜the currency of liberated Franceâ€™ or â€˜a room that an estate agent would find difficult to letâ€™?
Piece can mean â€˜bitâ€™ or even â€˜pieceâ€™. For example when your absinthe friend, Armand, wakes up he will probably exclaim “Je suis en pieces!”
or as my friend Bertie says â€˜Jaysus, Iâ€™m in bitsâ€™
But what I had in mind when looking at Armandâ€™s curiously tilted photographs was piece in the sense of an amateur theatrical performance.
Incidentally when I read your postings the phrase “câ€™est forgÃ© de pieces” somehow comes to mind.