Take Two with Colin Drury

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AND the award for this summer’s most optimistic press release goes to new Sheffield menswear shop Apostrophe(‘).

It’s based in Ecclesall Road – or as the release calls it “the golden mile”.

Stop laughing at the back.

AND the award for the most beautifully British understated reaction of the summer goes to Denise Kilner.

This is the Norton Lees landlady who found an old piece of metal and stored it in her kitchen for three weeks, only to be told it was an unexploded bomb.

Her response as reported in The Star last week? “It wasn’t at all what I was expecting.”


MORE linguist pedants.

Reader Philip Hill reckons people who say ‘listen’ before answering a question may be annoying – but it’s not as bad as the antipodean version.

That’s ‘Look’.

“With the Aussie cricket team set to play England shortly, TV interviews will send the cringeometer off the scale,” he emails. “Shane Warne, for one, has the word on speed dial as if imploring us to ‘look’ at his hair transplant.

“Perhaps the border agency could ‘look’ at turning these people back at customs and do us all a favour.”

Indeed. That’s also one way of ensuring we don’t lose to them.

TALKING of cricketers with hair transplants, how good did Michael Vaughan’s thatch look in this paper last week?

Gives me hope yet.

Like his idea for a city versus city cricket league too. Be good to see Sheffield beating Leeds at Headingley.

THE fifth anniversary of the Great Sheffield Flood today then?

One police officer described it as apocalyptic. A councillor said it was like a scene from a disaster movie. MP David Blunkett mentioned the Blitz.

One thing’s for sure, though: it puts the summer showers we’re currently experiencing into perspective.