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The art of the put-down

Not LatAm (hey, it’s Sunday..gimme a day off). Simon Barnes is on my links list down there, an unmissable writer who just happens to make sport is main subject. But today, while talking about Australia’s cricket captain Ricky Ponting, he came out with the most wonderful way of calling somebody stupid.

He has always given the impression of a man who has escaped the tyranny of abstract thought.

Brits are many things, but one thing they do better than most is the art of the elegant insult.

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