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:

  1. Oystermouth; Mumbles. Can't make it up.

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    1. 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.

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    2. 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

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  2. Pitty Liver and Onions wasn't available.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    http://youtu.be/LmgzEHU6ypc

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

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  7. Getting a bit "deep" here! :-)

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

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

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