Javier Barcelo, a Spanish friend who adopted rugby while living in NZ, once shared with me his rather low opinion of Australian Rules football as an apparently structureless mess of a game. I thought of him the other morning over breakfast when Mereem, completely unprompted, volunteered her own acronym for AFL, the Australian Football League.
She was contemplating the Weetbix box as she slowly worked her way through a bowl of the stuff.
Her eye fixed on the logo and she pondered it, then said,
“AFL stands for… Action for Losers”.
Now where did THAT come from? Not me, I hasten to add, and certainly not from her schoolmates or Jean-Luc, as it is the No.1, No.2 AND No.3 game here in SA. In fact, at times it seems to be the ONLY game. All Blacks? Wallabies? Who’s that?
Perhaps it was some sort of divine inspiration. Anyway, if you can think of a better one, please post it as a comment!