Recordkeepingness

August 15, 2008

Perpetrated by the convenor of an Australian Public Service record-keeping workshop, 2004:

“… so you’ll know exactly where we will be, roughly.”

“Some basic fundamentals…”

“I’ll touch on that” – repeated throughout, so that if he had touched on everything he said he would, the one-day workshop would have lasted a fortnight.

“… i.e., and I’ll give you an example…”

“Recordkeepingness, if I can use that expression…”

Local rendition

August 14, 2008

On Coronation Drive, a new, terribly clean, and otherwise unmarked white VW Transporter with Government Mortuary Vehicle in small plain type at the very bottom of the panel door. The driver looks too old for his work, and bored.