Monday, October 27, 2008

Happy ‘Every Day Is Britishness Day’ Day!

There’s going to be no national Britishness day. I am forlorn, particularly given all the hard creative brainstorming work I’d done on how to brand such a day.

I’m tempted to venture a last, desperate suggestion that we institute a ‘Can’t Really Be Bothered, Don’t Want To Make A Fuss Day’ for October 27 in honour of this utterly predictable development, but given that the Government still refuses to pay me for my last lot of suggestions, I shan’t.

Instead, we must take solace in the fact that our great nation needs no fancy calendrical* artifice to celebrate its Britishness – we can do this every day. So I’d like to wish you a very happy, and a very British, today.

See you tomorrow.

* calendrical (adj.): of or pertaining to the calendar. Yes, really.

2 comments:

Cassilis said...

When explaining 'International Talk Like A Pirate Day' a friend told me that all 365 days are now aligned to some sort of event or awareness campaign (and that's excluding religious feasts etc.)

We briefly toyed with the notion of some sort of 'No initiative' day but fell at the hurdle of a date and the philosophical conundrum created by it's very inception....

Then we ordered another pint and talked about the weather...

Tom Freeman said...

Or maybe an Awareness Day Awareness Day, on which people can contemplate the range of these things...

"Then we ordered another pint and talked about the weather"

That sums up about 95% of British history...