Succour from Abroad
I remember when I was a child hearing of an American millionaire who paid for the restoration of an historic British church which had been damaged in the Blitz. During the reconsecration ceremony, which the millionaire attended, the vicar was expressing to God his gratitude for the American's
aid, but the words he chose were unfortunate: "Lord, how we thank Thee for this succour from abroad." The American stood up and walked out of the church, deeply offended.
- from an English friend.