Loquacious High Five, Emma Clarke!

So given the semi-seriousness of the last couple posts, I’m going to try something new, which I’m calling the Loquacious High Five.

(‘Cause people don’t high five each other enough in this world, in my honest opinion.)

And I’ve already got one! Check it:

She’s a writer and voice-over artist in her native London.

But to most commuters riding the Tube, Emma Clarke is responsible three little pre-recorded words they hear each morning:

“Mind the gap.”

Unfortunately “the voice of the Tube” got the boot.

Clarke recently decided to have a little fun with her job by creating, then posting, a series of spoof announcements on her Web site. 

My favourites are this one , this one … and, oh yeah, this one. (TTC passengers, take note. This could very well be us, too.)

I had a few good chuckles at these.

Unfortunately, the folks running the London Underground weren’t on the same wavelength. In fact, they said she was criticizing the Underground System.

So they went and fired her.

This is only my personal opinion, but that’s dumb. (I also think the administrators in charge of the London Underground need a little more fibre in their diet.)

Not that Emma’s doing too shabbily. She does have other work to keep her busy. And when the story appeared on the Internet Monday, her Web site was flooded with people trying to access her spoofs. (Hence why it took so long for me to post this.)

For this, Emma Clarke gets my first-ever Loquacious High Five. Because if you can’t have fun and be a little cheeky with your work, then what’s the point?


You can visit Emma’s web site – and blog, where she’s chronicled the events of the past few days – through this link. Enjoy.

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