Masonic Musings

Monday night I helped give a Mark Master degree at West Allis Chapter.  A line in the obligation includes the word “smote.”  The candidate wrestled with this word a bit and finally settled on swearing to submit to having his “right ear smoked off.”  We’re trying not to laugh at this as we picture how long he’d have to sit in the smokehouse before his ear turned into jerky and fell off.

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  1. #1 by Chadwick on May 18, 2011 - 10:48 PM

    Maybe it was gangsta-slang “smoked”? Like: “The cops just rolled up and smoked Johnny[‘s ear off]!”

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