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C. S. Lewis questions

C. S. Lewis questions

Postby lab19 » 29 Mar 2006, 15:05

What were C. S. Lewis' jobs in life?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/b]
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Postby jo » 29 Mar 2006, 15:17

He was an academic at Oxbridge and an author. To make ends meet, he worked as a burger jockey.
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Postby Lara » 29 Mar 2006, 15:42

Didnt he also alter wedding gowns for a few extra duckets during the mean WWII years?
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Postby jo » 29 Mar 2006, 15:48

Well he did for a brief period in 1941 but then he was dismissed because his needlework was deemed unsatisfactory.
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Postby Karen » 29 Mar 2006, 15:52

jo wrote:Well he did for a brief period in 1941 but then he was dismissed because his needlework was deemed unsatisfactory.


I heard he quit because he thought the work was too crewel. *ducks*
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Postby jo » 29 Mar 2006, 15:53

Now you're just being silly! *fixes Karen with a stern eye*
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Postby Karen » 29 Mar 2006, 15:55

Sorry, marm. I'll try to behave better in future. *goes and stands in dunce corner*
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Postby jo » 29 Mar 2006, 15:57

No it's not good enough! *adopts Basil Fawlty rant*. Someone comes here wanting to know what a famous author did for a living and you make jokes about it! It's not good enough, I say!
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Postby loeee » 29 Mar 2006, 18:50

Actually, I think it was the burger job that he was fired from. He couldn't do the math and kept getting the prices wrong.
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Postby Theo » 29 Mar 2006, 18:59

I heard he got offed from the wedding gowns job because he was a little too keen on wearing them himself. That was a bit of a no-no back in the 40s.
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Postby jo » 29 Mar 2006, 20:27

Theo, are you saying that it's not acceptable for a middle aged academic to wear a wedding dress if he wants to? Because I have BIG issues with that, if so.
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Postby Stanley Anderson » 29 Mar 2006, 21:05

Does this classify as a game thread?:-)

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Postby Sven » 29 Mar 2006, 21:06

Maybe a gamey thread....
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Postby jo » 29 Mar 2006, 21:06

Absolutely not :D
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Postby Theo » 29 Mar 2006, 21:12

jo wrote:Theo, are you saying that it's not acceptable for a middle aged academic to wear a wedding dress if he wants to? Because I have BIG issues with that, if so.


I don't have a problem with it. I'm just saying a bunch of stuffy suits back in the 40's might have.
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