Friday, October 28, 2011

What could the letters HMRC stand for?

In the UK we recognise 'HMRC' as standing for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs - the body created by the merger of Inland Revenue and HM Customs and Excise in 2005.

What else might the letters represent?  Officially the answers are:
  • Health Management Research Center (University of Michigan) 
  • Human Mobility Research Centre (Queen’s University and Kingston General Hospital partnership; Ontario, Canada) 
  • Helicopter Multi-Role Computer 
  • Hierarchical Maximal Ratio Combining 
  • His Majesty's Royal Communications (Jordan)
But let's be more inventive:

  • Help Me Recover Cash
  • How Might Rhianna Cover-up?
  • Hold My Rubber Chicken
I fear I could go on for a while but instead let me invite others to suggest their own. Give it a go. Could be fun.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

The odd names people put on tax forms....


From the Times Diary page on Tuesday 18th October. 
Thanks to Andy Tall for bringing it to my attention.


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The journalist, the engineer, the lawyer and the accountant

A businessman was interviewing applicants for the position of Divisional Manager. He devised a simple test to select the most suitable perso...