Well, actually I do, but I liked the line. Struck me yesterday that British people just don’t say suck. Sounds odd. Salman Rushdie (he’s British really) weighed into the heated debate over Muslim women wearing veils with, “He (Jack Straw, Minister) was expressing an important opinion which is that veils suck – which they do,” while David Blunkett, a former Minister, defended his excursions with a much younger blonde by describing himself as a “sucker.” This isn’t the forum to argue the merits of veil wearing, nor would I like to comment on Blunkett’s sucker status (he is many things, and this isn’t the one to worry about) but I reckon the language kind of blows.
– Cat McShane