Monday, August 14, 2017

A Type of Chart

"We have a television RED ALERT," I shouted. I had just turned on the IAAF World Track and Field Championships. Eli was in the other room.

He walked in quickly. "What happened?"

"There's a runner named 'Butt Chart' in the five thousand," I said.

"I don't believe it," he said.

"Believe it. His last name is 'Butt Chart'.

Eli saw the runner's singlet with his name on front: "Butchart".

"Oh no!" he said, laughing.

"The announcer pronounces it differently, but every public school kid in England knows how to pronounce that name," I said.

"Every single one," Eli said.

It got worse from there, including the obligatory mention of "Rectum? Damn near killed him!"

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