14 February 2018

Named

Some people think that blogging is a waste of time. However, excellence in blogging can be very prestigious - attracting national or even international recognition. 

Here's just one example.

Over in The Cayman Islands, the governors of a new secondary school were mulling over possible names for their institution. They had already rejected "The Rod Hull and Emu Memorial School",  "Tax Haven Academy" and "Dreams Can Come True Grammar School" when the Chair of Governors looked over at Winston Brathwaite who was chuckling about something on his laptop.

"What ya doin' Winston?"

"Why? Me looking at a blog site from dat lil place dey call Wales."

"Not dat Goin' Gently one? Me lovin that too!"

Anyway, one thing led to another and the upshot is that by the end of the governors' special meeting they had agreed unanimously that the name of the new secondary should be "John Gray High School" in honour of the greatest Welsh contributor to the blogosphere. If you don't believe me please look at the accompanying pictures. The camera never lies.
John Gray High School - winners of the Cayman Islands
inter-school rack and field competition

27 comments:

  1. I bet Oscar would be Wilde about that, too!!

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    1. In Canada there's a George Lee School. Is it named after you?

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    2. No...I imagine it was named after George Lee, Yorkie.

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    3. Ha-ha! I guess you are right!

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  2. Hahahahaha. That is all!

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    1. Happy to have tickled you Christina!

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  3. You crazy pudding. Ha-ha.

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    1. You don't have to be mad to blog here but it helps!

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  4. I wonder if the football team is called the Winnies?

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    1. Yes and Albert is the school's principal.

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    1. Glad to have given you a chuckle Sol.

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  6. I wonder what you will come up next with. Maybe you'll find out that there are Librarian Schools in many places all over the world, all of course named in honour of that one famous Librarian hailing from Ludwigsburg, Germany.

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    1. There are various high quality camera lenses named after you Meike and in England there was a football referee called Mike Riley.

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  7. You crack me up...you really do

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    1. Every morning the children sing the school song.

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    2. If they mention my name I'm happy

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  8. What was in your teabag this morning, Mr. Pudding? Whatever it was, send some over the sea to me!

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    1. It was plastic my friend - plastic mesh and plastic adhesive. Are you sure you still want one of my teabags

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  9. I'm sure people have been honoured for lesser achievements

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    1. Take Abel Tasman for example!

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  10. It's the fact that you have the imagination to produce such posts that leaves me in awe.

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    1. To produce posts like this, it helps if one is slightly insane!

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  11. A propos nothing at all to do with this post I've just been listening to Katie Theasby - I Remember You Singing This Song. She really does have a lovely voice.

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    1. Glad you like it Graham. She's my only niece.

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  12. Of course , bloggers are important. Look at me. I get the laughing horse award for over all blog!

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