Wednesday, 18 April 2007

School fees: per anum?

I was on a plane back to Jozi last week and bought several UK newspapers from the duty-free bookshop. One of them, The Times, I think, had a letter with a delightful anecdote about school fees. I'm paraphrasing it here because I can't remember exactly how it went, but, in a nutshell:

A headmaster wrote a letter to all the parents of a prestigious and expensive UK school, informing them of a change in the method of paying for school fees. From now on, the headmaster wrote, they'd have to pay their fees not monthly, but per annum. Unfortunately, a typo crept in and in his letter he wrote 'per annum' as 'per anum'.

A parent responded, "Thank you for your suggestion, but we would prefer to continue paying through the nose."

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Anonymous said...

You twat, what a stupid "anecdote", bet you laughed for ever over that!!!

Anonymous said...

I thought it was funny

Juno said...

Oh dear, Anonymous number one, you clearly didn't understand the pun.