They hear British news reports they cannot understand; they hear a Berlin woman
about the proper makeup for a cocktail party.
Anthony Doerr --
All the Light We Cannot See
talk in a dogmatic and pompous manner (as though much smarter than others and not concerned with their views)
Much more rarely,
can reference the term of office of a pontiff (pope) or to administration of that office.
. . . enhancing vocabulary while reading