June 22, 2003

How to Fight Like a Welshman

I have mentioned before that this is a very pugilistic society. Where Americans might settle disputes at a distance with the aid of a small firearm, Brits prefer hand-to-hand combat. Of the two, I would have to say that the UK is the more violent country. Near Mrs Holford's hometown last night, a man had his nose bitten off in an attack. I am unable to comprehend what possesses a man (other than demons) to bite off the nose of another man. The closest thing I have seen to this is when Mike Tyson (speaking of someone undeniably possessed by demons) bit of Evander Holyfield's ear in the boxing ring.

The BBC reports that police collected the victim's nose and delivered it to the hospital where he was being treated. Man and nose then had to be transferred to Swansea to be rejoined. I feel sorry for the man. I feel sorry for anyone who has to go the Swansea.

Posted by david at June 22, 2003 08:21 PM