Word of the Day: campanologist

In this economy, I’ve been thinking it might be wise to explore traditional jobs, just to supplement my income. You know, like farming. Reduce the carbon footprint, locally grown food, improved health and lots of fresh produce. But, then, I remembered my plum tree, which I love, but which produced so much fruit, I couldn’t process it all. Still there will be organic plum jam for everyone I know for the next decade. You like jam, don’t you?

Typing of traditional jobs leads us to the subject of…

Today’s Word:


As in:

This year, as Arnold Schwarzenegger Elementary school prepares to award two students with its most prestigious titles, the Prince and Princess of Posture, to two lucky and “upright” students, parents are becoming outraged.

PTA president Ima Phul said “If my child is allowed to be evaluated on the basis of their posture, are we not prematurely curtailing any future career as a campanologist? It seems evident to me, that with the success of the Disney film “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” that we should encourage our children to have poor posture. I mean the merchandising alone is enough to put them through at least one year of college. Who ever heard of a movie about some idiot with good posture? The idea is absurd, isn’t it? What kind of parents would we be if we didn’t try to help our children have the best possible opportunities in life?”

The PTA is expected to vote on the issue at the school in the Sylvester Stallone Memorial Gymnasium on Monday.

Short, but sweet. That’s the way we like them. Some of the time, that is.

Anyway, bonus points to those who remember the original “Prince and Princess of Posture” from the 1950s short “Posture Pals”.

campanologist / KAMP – an – ol – o – jist / : one that practices or is skilled in the art of bell ringing.