Joseph of Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy bottle and dropper

Yesterday, while preparing the slickly-titled Services and Ceremonies for Ash Wednesday and Holy Week 1967 liturgy for the SEC website I did a spell-check on the scanned document.

The two most amusing spell-checker offerings were: “Judas Escargot” for “Judas Iscariot” and “Joseph of Aromatherapy” instead of “Joseph of Arimathea“.

I like the idea of Joseph of Aromatherapy taking Jesus’s body to a relaxing cave, filled with essential oils.

My favourite spell-checker ‘correction’ to date, however, was when I worked in the Shaftesbury Society homeless hostel in London. WordPerfect 5 (for MS-DOS) would constantly want to change “keyworker” to “coercer”.

Sometimes coercer might have been more accurate!

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 47 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Scrum master at Vision Ltd, Dundee. Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and former warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Enneagram type FOUR and introvert, I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, write, draw and laugh… a lot.

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