Monday, March 28, 2016

"When I grow up, I want to be a fish bender"

Many of the things people gave as their "rank, profession or occupation" in the 1881 Census were clearly real jobs that were committed to paper in amusing form ("feeding boy to printing machine", "proprietor of solution for protection of turnip from fly", "boy for general purposes"), but some suggest that a piss-taking attitude towards authority and officialdom is nothing new.

(Thanks to Simon for the link.)

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