A similar sentence or rather statement .. Pertaining to the phrase, might be..
"Two Gods argued the fate of an army, the people below erratically celebrated in all the usual ways, of diverse mischief and worry, the days information they had received, was not related of the battle raging above, or its intensity"..
A further assertion one can make after that statement, is that, had they known .. All aspects, perhaps usual language and civility would be replaced with singular clarity.. Leaving them ignoring the ale, perhaps even to the point it was logical to assert its incorrectness, as noted, to be importantly denounced with that incorrectness. Which may arrive, "It is indeed correct.. yet again we see we are wrong otherwise".
A majority or minority of the army might also be forced by such a situation to be stating "Ahh, yes .. Of course" repetitively... Verbally or otherwise depending on the situation. As is every day for some of us.