JOB TO AVOID OF THE WEEK

From THE CHURCH TIMES (vacancies):

No thanks. I just couldn't be doing with all the extra work.

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JOB TO AVOID OF THE WEEK — 7 Comments

  1. Will his Uncle Joseph be coming, too?
    What are people thinking when they write these things?

    Sounds a little too “Fresh Expressions” for my taste. If I’m wrong about this, please explain. . .

  2. “When Jesus returns, he will come first to Acton Beauchamp”: everybody look busy! [Well, that’s what they’re hiring the vicar to do]

    Fun JCF Fact: my uncle’s middle name was Beauchamp. As was his father’s (my neer-do-well grandfather. Speaking of the last Superman thread, a Jewish Episcopalian. No wonder he was a right *******! ;-X)

  3. My uncle pronounced it Bo’ schaw . . . but perhaps it was to be different from his dad (never got to ask my grandfather; only met him once when I was about 6)

  4. It’s pronounced Beecham in Georgia. Of course, and no joke, Buzzard is pronounced BuhZAHRD, Cairo is pronounced KAY-ro, and Berlin is pronounce Burlin (flat, no emphasis). Dublin is still Dublin (and, I was surprised to find, Stalin was born in Dublin, Georgia – I suspect a different one of both, however). Houston is correctly pronounced House-ton, and I won’t be having with that Hyoosten nonsense.

    And,no, Albany is not pronounce All-BInny. For visitors not wanting to be laughed at, Valdosta is Val-DAH-sta, not Val-DOH-sta, and Cordele is Kor-DEEL, not Kor-de-LAY.

    Personal names also may include, but not often, Lemonjello (le-MAHN-ji-low) and Orangejello (o-RAN-ji-low) – they are twin brothers of my family’s acquaintance – and a sad girl I taught in public school named Shithead (pronounced shi-THEED).