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Quandary Resolution 2728
second fiddle, prelapsarian, haughty, mumbo jumbo
The Reverend Norcroft Digby Scrodum ("pronounced 'scraw-DOOM'," he always told people, though no one heeded him) was, despite his unfortunate surname, a proud and haughty man, none-too-fond of playing second fiddle to the other ministers of Surmbury; and it was not uncommon to overhear him at ecumenical gatherings, oppugning his rivals with such disdainful remarks as "I say, Druthers: that prelapsarian mumbo-jumbo you've been dribbling from your pulpit lately is frightfully vulgar, even for you," before inadvertantly spilling his tea on their waistcoats.
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