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The Nation's most well-mannered quango?

Would appear to be the Maritime And Coastguard Agency. A press release at Prava Central starts thus: "At ten minutes to nine yesterday evening Solent Coastguard received a 999 call from a concerned gentleman. The man was concerned for two ladies, they had both gone for a walk with a dog at half past four in the afternoon".

I think that is rather charming.

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Anonymous David Allen said... 1:23 pm

It IS charming _ but my fawvourite line in the release has to be:

"The collie dog is back with its owners. "

I hear tis press officer used to write scripts for Miss arple......  

Anonymous David Allen said... 1:24 pm

Apologies _ I must learn to use that Preview button:

It IS charming _ but my favourite line in the release has to be:

"The collie dog is back with its owners."

I hear this press officer used to write scripts for Miss Marple......  

Blogger Croydonian said... 1:33 pm

Puts me in mind of The Chap magazine and its 'Civilise the City' campaign. More here  

Anonymous newmania said... 1:51 pm

I like like Miss Marple its the denoument and the ferbrile rodent scuttle across the croquet lawn. Plod await stern faced...
" Oh why does anyone do anything Miss M...for the money ..."

"Oh Rodney..." weep weep

This would be the Royal navy we are discussing ? Going to have to polite now aren`t they. others used to have to lower their flag as we went past...everything gets worse.  

Anonymous verity said... 2:16 pm

They didn't say whether the dog was a lady or a gentleman dog.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 2:23 pm

I supppose here is as good a place as any to note the amusement my mother used to derive, while a vet's PA, from taking enquiries from people wanting their dogs 'sprayed' or 'muted'.  

Anonymous verity said... 2:43 pm

Well, that's cuter than most ignorant people's "spaded".  

Blogger Croydonian said... 5:18 pm

True, if not quite so amusing.  

Anonymous verity said... 12:58 am

That's what I said, Croydonian. Sprayed and muted is more entertaining than spaded.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 1:01 am

My apologies for missing your clear indication - I must have been posting at speed.  

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