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If I were a kangaroo...

If I were a kangaroo, I'd be ticked off.

I wouldn't be mad, angry, irritated, annoyed, bitter, incensed, vexed, furious or displeased. No decent word can adequately carry the frustration and the emotional pungency the way an expletive can. Vulgar words are the spice of human communication. I do not advocate their overuse, we all know that too much curry can kill the best Indian dish, but without them our language would be bland and sterile like a boiled tofu pie.

Today, in the first round of the World Cup playoffs Australia was clinging to a draw with highly favored Italy till the 90th minute. Italy was down one man and loosing strength fast. Australians started looking forward to the extra time in which the weakened opponent was likely to make an error. But just when everyone thought the regulation time was over, a lonely Italian dribbled into the penalty box, where he wasn't fouled, he merely stumbled there upon lying Lucas Neill. The referee pointed to the penalty spot without hesitation. In the 93rd minute, with no time for amends, Italy was handed a penalty kick. Australians, on the other hand, had their high hopes stabbed from behind.

If I were a kangaroo, I'd be pissed off.


Comment from: Louka [Visitor]
The electricity went out (again!) and I missed this game. Thanks for the commentary. If I were a kangaroo, I'd be pissed off too!
Permalink 06/27/06 @ 08:56

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