No news yet, to report on Paul, the psychic octopus's prediction for the outcome of the final of The FIFA World Cup, which is to be decided by a football match on Sunday, July 11th between Spain and Holland.
We wait with bated breath, and some with baited hooks, especially the Germans.
Paul is currently in hiding on The Isle of Wight. Many hope that Spain will win. These are mostly Spanish supporters but some are not - they just have Spain as winners in their Pub Football Pool.
Many hope that Holland will win. These are mostly Dutch supporters but some are not - they just have Holland as winners in their Pub Football Pool.
Well lads and lasses, you'll just have to wait and see like everyone else.
Morrisons have a special on for the weekend:
Tortilla Chips (please don't pronounce the 'll's you ignorant sods), and Edam cheese are on sale. Buy 2 bags of Tortilla Chips and get a free 400g chunk of Edam cheese free (that's the one with the red wax skin for all you ignorant sods out there).
Note: Bated breath
Courtesty of Google Online Oxford English Dictionary
Origin: late 16th century:from the past participle of obsolete bate 'restrain, from ....
Usage: The spelling of baited breath instead of bated breath is a common mistake. A quarter of citations for this idiom in the Oxford Reading Programme are for the incorrect spelling.