During this last week some announcements have been made regarding the Olympics so I thought I'd touch on some sporting events, as well and add some information about another UK phrase.
For those of you who do not know, the next Olympic Games will be held in London, well England, but the main arena's will be in London.
I hope to be able to attend taking as they are all within tube (Subway) ride from my family's house.
This this week it was announced that "Women’s Boxing is in the 2012 Olympic Games".
Let's hope they manage to sort out some of the "wonderful" scoring decisions before then.
At the same time it was announced that Golf and Rugby 7's will be in the 2016 games.
While I had doubts when tennis came back into the games, I also have the same feelings re Golf. It is not a team sport, and I can not see some of the golfers turning down a multimillion event, just so they can play at the Olympics. But we will see, the Ryder Cup manages it, so perhaps the Olympics will do the same.
I am however, really pleased to see the rugby 7's... not to be mistaken with the normal 15 a side game. The sport is already has a world wide tournament, with an atmosphere more like a circus. A little like the Beach Volley Ball with the music, but with people in the crowd dressing up and having fun. Currently teams from every continent taking part in the World 7's Tournaments, it is very exciting game and if you get a chance try to catch it on TV (Sentanta) if you get a chance.
This by the way is the 2012 Emblem.
Of course the USA are a little down that Softball and Baseball are out of the games, bun honestly... are they really "world sports"? And I mean world as in Globe not as in "World Series".
If you want to find out more about the 2012 games, check out
The phrase 'daft as a brush' is used more so in the North of England than the south and describes "someone who is known to do and say silly things".
But where does it come from?
It seems that children were first used as sweeps since the skilled child was small and could easily work his way vertically through the confined space, clearing blockages and removing the build up of soot by hand. While in training the apprentice was sometimes dropped head first down the chimney which caused severe cerebral damage.
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