1. Boy do I feel silly. I didn’t get the first one at all, but as soon as I looked up “PS”, I instantly discovered that it was supposed to be P.S.“ (= “postscript”).

  2. @ DanV – I think the missing periods misled my subconcious. In German, “PS” means “Pferdestärke” (in other words, “horsepower”). I really did draw a complete blank at first.
    P.S. Harry Rowohlt (translator and columnist) was known for his over-use of postscripts, including one running gag “P.S. No letters without a P.S.“, but I think he may have borrowed that one from Flann O’Brien.

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