The Lighter Side: 'JOB's a GOOD-UN..!'. Another Quirky Expression - and for Our International PMRGCA Friends too?! ;-)

Greetings, Polymalingerers and Pred-Pushers worldwide (and not forgetting those of You Lot in remote parts of Wales, 'look you'!).

As you might expect, this latest silly Post doesn't offer any remotely sensible advice or comments on the often precarious business of how to deal with PMR and GCA, the recommended medications for it, discussions with Doctors around the same, or anything else in Life for that matter. Quite the opposite, in fact.. ;-/

The phrase 'Job's a Good-Un' (translated into 'Proper' English: 'I've completed the task and am happy with it') is just a West Country (UK) phrase that I picked-up on again today when the trusty 'Chris' (my window fitter) uttered it after he single-handedly replaced the 27 (ha ha, as if?) Atlantic-facing windows at Benjamin Mansions - and it touched a nerve about how to express 'A Job Well Done / I got a Result!' in the shortest and most efficient way.

Over here (i.e. in parts of the UK), this alliterative and shorthand phrase is also regularly used by various Professionals including Police Officers (usually after successfully apprehending house burglars and 'nabbing' naughty Speeding Drivers), and Paramedics (after rescuing and resuscitating patients in Emergencies). 'JOB'S A GOOD-UN!' saves time and gets the message across in just 4 syllables. Efficiency in Communication, or what?! :-)

So, how does the phrase 'Job's a Good-Un' relate to Us Lot in our PMRGCA context?!. Well, maybe, when we have had a Good Result from either a Pred taper, a visit to the Doctors, or anything else in Life, just to shout (or maybe quietly whisper?) to ourselves and others 'Job's a Good-un!' will help us to express the fact in a quirky (even if not grammatically correct) English and Shorthand way?!

I'll leave that to you, but I like the phrase 'Job's a Good-un' - and I'll be using it more and more as just one way of preserving my mental and communication energy 'Spoons'... ;-) :-D

Keep smiling on the Journey..

'Uncle' MB

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  • That post: Job's a Good-un'

  • Done well.

  • Thanks for this gem! I am a linguist (a translator by trade), and my hobby is learning, sharing and collecting (and sometimes inflicting) all sorts of language bits and pieces. I am sure I will never pronounce this 4-syllable term as it is meant to be pronounced but I am also sure I will find some suitable situations for trotting it out and giving it a try with glee and without restraint. Whatever the situation, when I do use it, it will certainly conjure up the various scenarios you described above. Love your raconteur flair.

  • Thanks Wyoming :-). The best way to pronounce it is almost as one word: 'JOBZAGOODUN!', preferably at speed and emphatically. ;-) :-D

  • Are you sure you're not from Brooklyn?


  • On my way to work now,going to see how many times I can say it today!!😂

  • Careful Sandra, you might get RJS (Repetitive Jobzagoodun Syndrome) :-D

  • 🤣I've said it twice!!! 2 patients happy with their fillings 😂😂

  • Wonderful - Jobsagooun! :-)

    OMG, is this going to spread into a national epidemic? ;-/

    p.s. book will be in the post on Monday x

  • Going to wrap up book and leave under tree!I think it's going to be a goodun! 🤣

  • Ohh.. 'Jobsagoon'?. Must be the dreaded Brain Frog (or a Freudian Slip?!) :-D

  • Hi MB,

    My late hubby, and his father before him always used to say, particularly after working in the garden (say digging a trench for veggies) - “that’s a good stitch done! “

    What on earth a stitch had to do with gardening heaven alone knows!

  • He had the same idea I think, DL? :-)

  • Thanks for the smile at an early hour!

  • Thanks Sandy, all part of the service! ;-) :-)

  • Over here in USA southern redneck states you hear “have a good ‘un” all the time. It means have a good day.

  • When I first moved to North Yorkshire I was mystified when the old man next door, seeing me in the garden, said. “ Are thee all worked up then, now it’s a bit back endish”. I smiled a nodded and went inside to ponder what on Earth he meant! But should I meet anyone cutting through the ginnel in winter I now greet them with “By heck, it’s a bit back endish”

    Job’s a good ‘un will now asl be part of my vocabulary

    Thanks Uncle M

  • The difference between a ginnel and a snicket is that a ginnel is a snicket wi a roof and snicket is a ginnel baht a roof, all clear on that? 😂

  • If any of you are familiar with how folk speak in Yorkshire you will love reading Helen Twohig's paper about PMR:

  • Oh that's the source of the speech! Now I will just insert images of characters from tv shows set in Yorkshire and understand completely what they're saying!

  • Helen is a GP near Sheffield

  • Sound! But you won't hear that on Peaky Blinders!!!

  • Thankyou from a remote part of wales! Just been told back up to 60mg after getting down to 9mg. So your message cheered me. Thankyou and hope all of us have a better 2018.

  • Greetings Gypdyp, thanks too :-). Sorry to hear that you've had to 'up' the Preds but it sometimes seems to be a game of Snakes and Ladders..

    Yep, let's hope for a positive year ahead health wise. Try to keep smiling on the Journey ;-)


  • Thanks

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