The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #1939466
Posted By: Amos
17-Jan-07 - 11:00 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
My great-grandfather on my uncles side once removed was a devout Eustachian, and went regularly to services. I believe, in fact, he was an alderman of the Eustachian convexation. It was then, as now, a little-known sect, vaguely related to early Baptist organizations but grown unrecognizable and perhaps more akin in its present form to a blend of Unitarianism and Dianetics. In any case, it was, as I say, little-known even in his own time, and reportedly in meeting new people he often got strange looks when the conversation would turn to religions and church-going, and he would nod and smile, and remark, "I, myself, have always been of the Eustachian persuasion."

He in fact became a bit of an outcast by reason of this eccentiricity, and was known in Victorian London as the Eustachian boob. This was, of course, before the Underground was built.