I have just seen an educated person opine that Berke Breathed made up the expression “higgledy-piggledy.”
I know time and chance often combine to keep common words concealed from us. But how….?
Anyway, we have written evidence for “higgledy-piggledy” back in the 1590′s — at which time I’m fairly sure Penguin Opus was not yet waddling the earth, although I vaguely recall some gag where Bill the Cat was Bill Shakespeare.
I know I still have to go back and do the Summa Dicendum preface to Book 1 and the Isidore preface to Book 2. I know each page is really only about half a page, because of all the manuscript variant notes and footnotes and such. But still, I’m almost to the end of Book 4 of Beatus. Only fourteen pages away, in fact. Mwahahah!
In your face, 1200 years of no translation in English. In. Your. Face.
Keep forgetting to mention this EWTN show, which is a very practical and useful look at Ignatian discernment teaching. It’s particularly useful to people who have trouble with the ups and downs of spiritual life, or even of normal life (because obviously, that’s spiritual). Like a lot of this stuff, there’s some bits which are a lot like an owner’s manual for dealing with our own individual personalities, and our personal strengths and weaknesses.