ROGER MILLS, On 12/06/2008 22:15: > (re Schmuck) > > Hopefully Henrik was using it in the sense that my dictionary gives > "decoration; jewelry", and the verb schmücken 'to decorate, adorn'... > so, by way of "the family jewels"???? IIRC in Yiddish it refers > specifically to the penis, and as a term of opprobrium "What a ....!" > > On a higher note, there's a lovely Bach chorale based on the hymn > "Schmücke dich, O liebe Seele" (in Engl. "Deck thyself, O my soul...") You disappoint me, Roger: experience has led me to expect better than the introduction of a higher note from you one of our most cherishable of tone-lowerers. --And.