Wednesday, December 26, 2012

ARCHBISHOP ROWAN WILLIAMS TO BECOME BARON WILLIAMS OF OYSTERMOUTH

The Queen has been pleased to confer a peerage of the United Kingdom for Life on the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Dr Rowan Williams Lord Archbishop of Canterbury upon his retirement from the See of Canterbury.
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Rowan Williams will be created a Baron for Life by the style and title of Baron Williams of Oystermouth in the City and County of Swansea.
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 Oystermouth (a corruption of the Welsh name Ystum Llwynarth or Ystumllwynarth) is an electoral ward and a village in the Mumbles community and also the City and County of Swansea, Wales.

Thanks to a Facebook friend for the link to the announcement of the conferring of the peerage.

19 comments:

Lapinbizarre said...

Oystermouth; Mumbles. Can't make it up.

Grandmère Mimi said...

I decided to post without commentary, but that does not mean I kept a straight face. And it does not mean I didn't think of Molly Ivins' famous quote.

Leonard Clark said...

Sounds just right to me.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Sounds about right to me, too, Len. :-)

Leonard Clark said...

Pitty Liver and Onions wasn't available.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Len, I dunno. Oystermouth in Mumbles is hard to beat.

Leonard Clark said...

True...exactly right.

Grandmère Mimi said...

As one of my Facebook friends said, "Lord Oystermouth has quite a ring to it."

Brook Hedick Packard said...

we are very amused...but we are not surprised.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Hi Brook. I can't dismiss the thought that someone in a high place is having a bit of a joke.

Catherine+ said...

Yes, we are amused. And as the wise Mimi, pointed out, it needs no further commentary.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Catherine, I like to respond to each comment, but I can't think of any thing to say. ;-)

JCF said...

Yes, "Baron Oystermouth from Mumbles" is truly beyond parody.

Over at Thinking Anglicans, a commenter posted (on the Christmas Sermon thread) "Archbishop of Canterbury link is a dud": I *so* wanted to respond "just the link?". Christmas charity forbade me! ;-p

Paul Powers said...

Mumbles is also the home of Catherine Zeta-Jones. She mentions it in a TV address on YouTube.

http://youtu.be/LmgzEHU6ypc

Grandmère Mimi said...

Oh that Princess Catherine Zeta Spartacus Douglas Jones. If she says so...

Ciss B said...

Getting a bit "deep" here! :-)

James said...

But hey, you crazy Episcopalians made a man named after a meat grinder a bishop...

Grandmère Mimi said...

"Deep."

Grandmère Mimi said...

All right, James, I've racked my brains, and I can't come up with the name, so just tell me.