Tuesday, June 13, 2006
BBC announcer, live from Berlin, Saturday afternoon:
"We had a sweepstakes for the match, and I put my money on five goals for Sweden. Clearly I lost."
TV6 announcer, live from Port of Spain, ditto, turning to his co-announcer:
"So what do you think about that victory--I mean draw?"
Friend in Oxford, poet and scholar, via email, Saturday night:
"!!!*i* *want* *a* *shaka* *hislop* *t-shirt*!!!"
And my 1989 Strike Squad jersey has turned up. My brother borrowed it on Saturday. It's mine on Thursday.
Posted by Nicholas Laughlin at 4:56 PM