Wednesday, 13 August 2008
Plain Speaking from the Antipodes
Good to see that the Aussies seem to have got the measure of today's sporting poms. Australian journalist Ben English helpfully suggests a few events we'd be bound to excel in: 'Whingeing, dentist-dodging and glassing people in pubs', while, commenting on 'Team GB's' (ugh) unexpected successes in the swimming pool, Australia's Olympic chief John Coates remarks that 'they seem to be getting there - for a country that has very few pools and not much soap'. They're awfully good at this kind of thing, those chippy, gap-brained, knuckle-walking convicts.