August 23, 2019

Chairman’s Message – The Economics of Endeavour

Dear Sedbergh Chums I am deeply concerned about the economics of endeavour. The Autumn term is fast approaching and once again eager Sedberghians will be declaring their commitment to sport using various percentage ratios. These percentages always exceed 100% and this is what worries me. I’m not quite sure when a percentage first entered the lexicon of the English language to assert one’s commitment. But by the late ‘70’s when I was at Sedbergh we would often quote ‘110%’. That was until someone offered to ‘give it 120%’ and was promptly given a position on the 1st XV. This person,...
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