Friday, February 12, 2010
Being Nice to Canadians
There's drama aplenty so far - a one-man ski team from Ghana, via Milton Keynes - a drama indeed if he can manage not to come last - and an Irish bobsleigh team which has qualified despite Australian protests. It's probably unwise to talk about hockey, since the Canadians have only taken gold once since 1952.
I do like Canadians, they're Auntie Bessie in a mukluk, preposterously nice Americans with manners and a rare economy with words which I find soothing and will host a wonderful Games, despite having moaned endlessly for seven years about how much it has cost them. Go, Canada. Or, is it 'Oh'. I hope we hear it often.