the palace of Versaille or national parliament? a legacy of the Prussian empire? No, it's the state office of one state among Polands 16. Ewa says there's so much paperwork in Poland there's even a word for it, 'papierologia,' which roughly translates as a universe of paper. yeehaaa. No wonder I only just received permission to work here legally, despite having arrived 7 months ago (and starting this whole process 6 months ago). oh Polish bureaucracy, kocham cie (i love you).
Cabbage, n. A familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head. The cabbage is so called from Cabagius, a prince who on ascending the throne issued a decree appointing a High Council of Empire consisting of the members of his predecessor's Ministry and the cabbages in the royal garden. When any of his Majesty's measures of state policy miscarried conspicuously it was gravely announced that several members of the High Council had been beheaded, and his murmuring subjects were appeased.