Just when you thought it was time to stop hating the BBC's Euro 2004 coverage, he reminds you why detesting
the Beeb's team is quite acceptable.
In Kerman, I remember a group of young women I'd run into in the bazaar who waxed eloquent on the paradox of detesting
Iran's regime while at the same time resenting the interference of outside powers.
But then the reporter discovers that there may be a better justification for detesting
this deceptive representative of a soft-speaking nation.
According to a recent `loo etiquette' survey commissioned by SCA, 59% women rank leaving the seat up as men's most annoying toilet habit, with 23% detesting
men splashing out and missing the bowl and 12% deploring males' reluctance to change a toilet roll.
This year, I'm detesting
music and art,'' he joked.