I read in a newspaper today that FIFA, the scandal-ridden international football body, has an ethics committee. What on earth does it do?
Also in a newspaper this morning, a new word appeared, or at least new to me: Cankle. A cankle, I gather from the article, is a swelling or lack of definition in the area between the calf and the ankle, a condition common to both sexes, but suffered by women who would like to have shapely legs. There is, apparently, a cure for cankles, based on liposuction technique.
Perhaps I should have known the usage, even if the word isn’t in any dictionary that I own. But then I’m increasingly out of date with such phenomena, as I discovered this morning in my failure to identify most of the celebrities featured in the ‘Femail’ column in the Daily Mail, Britain’s popular middle-class tabloid. Of the 40 ‘stars’ mentioned, 24 were completely unfamiliar to me and 10 I don’t recall ever having seen or heard. My good fortune, I reckon.
One final Ryan Giggs joke. They’re making a movie about the Ryan Giggs affair, working title Searching for Ryan’s Privates.
June 15, 2011