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Jean d'Aubigne & the kippered herring

While staying with the Scottish preacher Thomas Chalmers and his family, the Swiss divine Jean d'Aubigne was served a kippered herring for breakfast one morning. Curious, he asked about the meaning of the word "kippered" and was told that it meant "kept" or "preserved". Shortly thereafter, the guest, leading the household in their morning prayers, asked the Good Lord to see that they be "kept, preserved -- and kippered."

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