There were some excellent entries for the most recent Peter Mandelson caption competition, including some late entries from David Rostrum. It has been a difficult choice. However, there was one that made me laugh most, albeit one that will be readily understood by my recent students and not by anybody else. That is Paul’s entry:
Lord Mandelson to Dr Wurzel: ‘You didn’t tell me that it was advisable to bake a cake when giving a presentation in a seminar chaired by Lord Norton’.
Given the rather parochial nature of the winning entry, I thought I would award two runner-up prizes:
1. David Rostron for
Lord Mandelson: ‘I prefer informality; when I was at Buckingham Palace I told Her Majesty there’s no need to curtsey ma’am.’
2. Ken Batty for
Lord Mandelson: ‘try not to look too bored – it’s his ‘”I have a dream” speech’.
I think the prizes will have to be slices of one of the cakes baked by a paper giver in one my classes!