Accidie

[ak-si-dee]

verb

To try to come to an opinion on a matter of no objective importance, but which those seeking an opinion deem vital.

 

“Hmm, I think the blackcurrant squash would better suit the bishop’s visit.  Purple, you know.  To be honest, Marjorie, I think that orange is frankly silly.  What do you think, vicar?”

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Lauds

[Lords]

noun

Embarrassingly loud children’s stage-whispers, uttered during silent prayer and audible to everyone in church and some outside.

“Muuuuummm, why has that lady got a lump on her nose?

Mum?  Mum?…”

[Pause]

“Muuummmmm, why did you just tell me to shut up or you’d dunk my head in the font?”

Frater

[frey-ter]

verb

Snatched conversation between verses in a hymn.

“What does potentate mean?”

“What the hell is unction and how does one bestow it?”

“They’re playing this too slowly!”