Thanks to an eagle-eyed correspondent who has noticed on the blog of EDDC Cabinet Member Ian Thomas that
(a) EDDC is advertising for a new Development Manager
(b) he or she will need the skill of seeing into the future – in the future!
Curse of the Tory spellchecker (and a grocer’s apostrophe!)?
“Industry publication “The Planner” is carrying in it’s jobs section an advert seeking for a key individual to further bolster the EDDC Planning Team. The position is to be based at The Knowle in Sidmouth although, in line with last evening’s Full Council resolution to progress toward relocation to a combined Honiton and Exmouth future prescience, the advert does confirm that the Council may relocate to new office facilities in the future.”
Prescience: having prescience, or knowledge of things or events before they exist or happen
Presence: the state or fact of being present, as with others or in a place.
And a new Development Manager to be appointed by the “old guard” before the May election. Sweet!
Councillors: spellcheck those spellcheckers!
Glad you are reading my website, will try and keep it interesting!
On this occasion a ‘Freudian slip’ perhaps?
(A Freudian slip, also called parapraxis, is an error in speech, memory, or physical action that is interpreted as occurring due to the interference of an unconscious (“dynamically repressed”) subdued wish, conflict, or train of thought guided by the ego and the rules of correct behaviour. They reveal a “source outside the speech”. The concept is thus part of classical psychoanalysis.)
Slips of the tongue and of the pen are the classical parapraxes, but psychoanalytic theory also embraces misreadings, mishearings, temporary forgettings, and the mislaying and losing of objects…..
No doubt you can make something entertaining of that as well??
PS – Did you miss this article?