30 July 2005

Defenestration = "throwing out of a window"

Today is the 586th anniversary of the first Defenestration of Prague. A mob of Hussites threw a bunch of city councillors out of the window, leading to 17 years of war.

In the second defenestration (don't you love that English has such a word in it?), some Protestants threw two Catholic governors and a scribe out of the window, all of whom survived when they fell on a large pile of horse manure.

The Catholics said that it was God showing that their cause was just.

"Horseshit," said the Protestants.

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