On Mon, 11 Oct 2004 14:22:20 -0400, Pascal A. Kramm <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> "stern" means "star" in German, while in English it means "harsh, >severe".

It also means the rear of a boat, post of management or direction, or
the tail end of anything.

I gave myself to sin
I gave myself to providence
And I've been there and back again
The state that I am in

The State that I am In - Belle and Sebastian