Today was a terrific day, in that we – the Heartbeat International group – had a pleasure of visiting a center for women who need REAL health care to keep their babies. The volunteers explained the workings (and funding) of the place and told us about some of the great stories from their work since the 1970’s. At the center “the guys”, Floriani, sang the entirely appropriate “Est ist en Rose entsprungen” (in English), the imagery being perfect. The center itself uses the symbol of a primrose, which often blooms in cold, harsh conditions.
Remember… Heartbeat International provides a hotline for a network of doctors who can prescribe the REVERSAL of the “abortion pill” which is being handed out like candy for free even to underage girls. Surgical abortion is declining but this chemical thing is rising.
Meanwhile, we had a fast trip to the Cathedral of Genoa, where – though the Cathedral was closed off- I was allowed by the sacristan to visit to tomb of the late, great Cardinal Siri.
Moreover during the trip the question of the plural of “Gin and Tonic” has again arisen, as it inevitably does in intelligent and polite company. For genteel discussion, of course.
As you might guess, auctores scinduntur. Inspector Morse, whom I believe to be an expert, says, “Gins and tonic”. He is certainly right… though don’t let me influence you…. ehem.
Years ago, Fr. Thompson said that Graham Greene in the second paragraph of Brighton Rock, has the character Hale drinking “gins and tonics.” Well…. we all know about Graham Green… but don’t let me influence your vote… ehem.
And not that it should make a difference that Sir Humphrey Appleby is a rather terrible misogynist and bureaucrat, he says “G &Ts”. I don’t imagine that that will influence anyone away from the glaring truth.
Someone suggested Latin, Iuniperi cum tonico, which seems right to me.
So, pick your best answer. Any can vote, but only registered and approved participants can post comments… and I hope you do. This is far too important a question not to have wide participation.
As a side note…
Which drink is mine?
And.. a bonus… in the Cathedral of Genoa.