Has the Empire Games finished yet? Contestants making rude gestures at judges and officials? Send them home. It will be the thin edge of wedge if they get away with it. Look at what has happened to other 'polite' sports such as tennis and cricket. Nip it in the bud.
A NZ broadcaster made fun of Delhi's Chief Minister's name, Shelia Dikshit. Was he mocking Australia about Shelia? Ok, maybe not, must be her other name. Even our ABC was pronouncing her name wrongly. Apparently her surname is pronounced Dixit.
Rather like our childhood neighbours whose name was Tickle. That is Tickell to you. Oh, I can slip in a second Hyacinth reference in, in as many days. Rather like pronouncing the name Bucket as Bouquet.
While the weight challenged lady has not sung yet, no bombs have gone off in Delhi. This is good.
But so much work, so much money, so much botheration countries and cities are put to for both the Commonwealth Games and the Olympics.
Life used to be ever so much simpler.