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Monday, 05 March 2007


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"step up to the plate"? Oh dear God! From left field, presumably?

Yes, I know, 'Dearieme', other people's sporting metaphors never translate well but, apropos our 'Cousins', wasn't it Wilde who said that it was only our common language that seperates us?

Indeed they don't. Doesn't 'stepping up to the plate' imply you've been hanging around on the sidelines waiting for your turn to bat?

Now theres a can of worms...

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