I’m away on holiday until the 13th February, so I’ll leave you with some tile humour.
Well, it may be humour!
More years ago than I care to remeber there was much talk of a new single all-powerful association to represent the UK tile trade. Here Dr Grout shares some of his ‘initial thoughts’ on possible names for this important new body.
ADD Association of Defunct Distributors
ARCE Association of Retail Ceramic Enterprises
BRAG British Rapid Adhesive Guild
CAT Council of Ambitious Tilers
COC Ceramics Only Club
CUTE Ceramic and Unglazed Tiling Empire
DEBT Distinguished Employers of British Tilers
GITS Guild of Industrial Tile Specifiers
GROUT General Register of Unemployed Tilers
MAT Midgets Against Tiling
MUG Members of the Unglazed Guild
NIT Network of Incompetent Tilers
RAGBAG Royal Association of Great British Adhesive and Grout Manufacturers
SCRAP Society of Ceramic Retailers and P45s
SCUM Society for the Collection of Unfinished Mosaics
SLOT Salesmen-Led Organisation of Tilers
STOC Society of Tiles from Overseas Companies
TAB Trade Association of Backbiters
TAG Tile, Adhesive & Grout
TALL Tile Association (Limited Liability)
TDAW Tilers Do It Against A Wall
TDDF Tilers Do It On The Floor
TITS Tile Industry Trade Society
and, finally …
CTA The Crazed Tile Association
… who knows!
With thanks to Dr Grout AKA Tony Hyde
Joe Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, February 2017