Friday, 29 February 2008

Matthew Hayden should lose his book deal

I was very disappointed this week to hear that Matthew Hayden called Harbhajan Singh an "obnoxious weed".

As a senior player in the team, he really should know better than to use such inflammatory language. Clearly he meant noxious weed.

As Hayden is an author, such poor copy-editing should not go unnoticed. I call on ABC Books, publishers of his smash hit book The Matthew Hayden Cookbook, to pull all funding until Hayden goes back to English class.

Whilst I'm sure Harbhajan is obnoxious, a weed can't be obnoxious.


1. Very annoying or objectionable; offensive or odious: "I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution" Ulysses S. Grant.
2. Archaic Exposed to harm, injury, or evil: "The town ... now lies obnoxious to its foes" John Bunyan.
3. Archaic Deserving of or liable to censure.

1. Harmful to living things; injurious to health: noxious chemical wastes.
2. Harmful to the mind or morals; corrupting: noxious ideas.

I wait to hear that the BCCI are threatening to pull out of the tour due to Hayden's poor grasp of English.


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