Pretentious twats always get it wrong, don\’t they?

David Jones, a project manager who received the invitation, said in a letter to the BBC’s in-house magazine, Ariel: \”I\’ve just been invited, along with everyone in Technology, Distribution & Archive, to John Linwood\’s \’brown bag lunches\’.

\”Having to resort to Wikipedia, I understand this refers to a \’training or information session during a lunch break\’.

\”“I never have nor do I ever intend to carry my lunch in the aforesaid paper bag but I will attend and, as a protest against the encroachment of American management speak into BBC business life, I will consume my crustless cucumber sandwiches in the front row while drinking tea out of the finest bone china.”

Yes, very funny, ha ha.

Except of course, that\’s not what you have for lunch. That\’s what you have for tea.

Lunch would be Brown Windsor soup followed by rissoles or Dover sole.

8 thoughts on “Pretentious twats always get it wrong, don\’t they?”

  1. Philip Scott Thomas

    “I never have nor do I ever intend to carry my lunch in the aforesaid paper bag…”

    He’s illiterate as well as pretentious, I’m afraid. That should be, ‘I never have carried, nor do I ever intend to carry, my lunch in the aforesaid paper bag…’

  2. “Brown-bagging it” isn’t management-speak either; or, at least, it doesn’t sound that way to this American ear: I’d think it’s working-class.

    But the article (which you don’t seem to have linked to, by the way), is just exhibit #498383259728 in how the “multiculturalism” we’re all supposed to celebrate never seems to include American culture.

  3. I’d always assumed that reference to “brown bagging” had a completely different meaning – along the lines of “Blimey, she’s a double-bagger if ever I saw one!”. 🙂

  4. Apart from all that, what kind of person writes to the company magazine ridiculing a co-worker for using some phrase you find funny?

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