Wednesday, August 20, 2008

More thoughts on the Olympic Games

I was rather amused by the line in one of the papers

"Where can I find an Australian? I have an urgent need to talk about sport!"

Actually I do know where to find a pub in West Cumbria where there is an Aussie who serves behind the bar, but he won't do, because the day after England had lost a Test cricket Match to Australia he made some very sportsmanlike comment to me such as that both teams had played incredibly well and it was a shame one of them had to lose.

National stereotypes are never always right. (Though the saying applies, all generalisations are dangerous including this one.)

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