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What do you mean, "...when I WAS [!]...rather cheeky..."?
How about a limerick about Zosimus and his titfer...
Kwild thing

Bill East wrote:
> 
> > The earliest recorded presentation of the mitre to an abbot took
> > place on
> > August 10, 1061,
> 
> Some years ago, when I was an exceedingly young and rather cheeky
> curate in central London, I was serving the Bishop of Tristan da Cunha
> at Mass.  As I handed him his mitre, I had the audacity to say (I blush
> now for shame), "Here's your titfer, My Lord."
> 
> [titfer is Cockney rhyming slang for "hat":  "tit for tat"]
> 
> His Lordship had clearly never heard the word before, and asked me to
> repeat it, taking careful note of it.  I fear it is now the accepted
> liturgical term for a bishop's headgear in Tristan da Cunha.
> 
> Oriens.
> 
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