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Thread #115460   Message #3755132
Posted By: GUEST,Ray
02-Dec-15 - 08:58 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Mrs Harris (Jeremy Taylor)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mrs Harris (Jeremy Taylor)
Just to put the record straight, Jeremy didn't invent the word "jobsworth".

Whilst his song of the same name undoubtedly did much to popularise the word, Jeremy told me (30+ years ago) that he found it in an article in the Telegraph.