Saturday, October 25, 2014

sometimes ignorance is just ignorance

Sometimes there is nothing else to do but sit back and marvel at the stuff going on in the world that I know absolutely nothing about: It seems endless, but that hardly seems to dent my relatively good opinion of what I do know.

Bringing this to mind was a single paragraph in a story about Pakistan's good fortune on the cricket pitch ... or anyway, that's what I think it's getting at:
A pair of double-wicket maidens saw Pakistan take an anaconda-like grip on the match as Australia finished the day on 4 for 59, 379 runs short of the target and facing a near-impossible task to bat out the whole of day five.
It looks like English, walks like English, talks like English and I thought I spoke English until I realized I hadn't a clue as to what the quoted words meant.

1 comment:

  1. Cricket fans seem a culture unto themselves. I have to admire the patience or fear the thrall required to endure a match. But i remember a line from the original film Bedazzled where Dudley Moore asks the devil played by Peter Cook if god was an englishman... "Oh yes, very upper crust".