I’ve just been to a meeting about securing the future of state schools in my area. Did I mention that I was a
meddling dogooder that can’t say no school governor?
The woman doing the talking was very well informed and articulate. Just one problem. Or rather, two. She pronounced ‘school’ as ‘schyoowel’ and ‘securing’ as ‘sikyoowering’.
An hour and a half. About sikyoowering the future of schyoowels. Can you imagine how many times she said those two words? And can you even begin to imagine, after the first few times, the exquisite torture of anticipating each one?
On the plus side, I was asleep for part of it.