Edwin being conspicuously indifferent to plenty of cricket

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Got this ages ago. Didn’t dare ask what ‘OnZud’ meant in case it was something cool that we should have known. However, we also don’t want people to think we haven’t done our editing properly, so we’re having to draw attention to our ignorance in this opening paragraph anyway.

Jayne writes:

This is Edwin being conspicuously indifferent to the start of the Caribbean T20 final between Trinidad and Tobago and Hampshire.

Textbook indifference

Without a dish, the only way to watch cricket in Florida is online – live, highlights or past matches. ESPN3’s current on demand offerings are every match of the Caribbean T20, Bangladesh v OnZud ODIs or Bangladesh v Zimbabwe ODIs. That is it.

I suppose I could have selected Canada v Hampshire, or Combined Campuses and Colleges v Somerset instead, but his reaction would likely have been the same.

Having noticed Edwin had decided to place himself on the cable television box, the 2007 World Cup DVD was placed in the DVD player. You will notice that Edwin was conspicuously indifferent to Saj Mahmood…

How does poor Digital Recording of Sajid Mahmood feel about this

… but displayed more of an interest in Gilchrist and Hayden:

Why does THIS warrant attention?


Mike Gatting wasn't receiving the King Cricket email when he dropped that ludicrously easy chance against India in 1993.


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  1. As an editor if you don’t know what something means, leave it out. Or leave it in and hope everyone else is too embarrassed to ask.

  2. Re: Final picture.

    Cats instinctively know who their enemies are. Edwin is clearly not being interested per se, but rather taking an attacking stance with a view to action. I imagine that shortly after this photo was taken, Edwin pounced on the TV shouting “Shut up! Shut up! Just stop talking crap, you barrel-chested oaf!”

    Which coincidentally is exactly what Gilchrist was saying as well.

  3. Isn’t “OnZud” just him saying “NZ” in the style of a New Zealand accent pronouncing it? As in Bangladesh were playing New Zealand around that time (Oct 2010)- wasn’t that the series NZ lost 4-0?

    Do I get a prize if I’m right? Hope I’m not wrong now. That will crush me.

    1. Gareth, you’re correct.

      And Howe – yeah, it should have been InZid. Probably.

    1. “Not InZid, it’s InZud – you should stop trying to do Kiwi because you fuck it up.” – My Australian husband, who added, “It would probably be more like UnZud, but even that’s not quite right.”

  4. As one of the world’s largest employers of expat Kiwis (at one time we had as many as three at the same time) I can authoritatively answer your Kiwi vowel-confusion questions.

    These Kiwis are cunning devils who deliberately mix and match their weird vowel sounds to suit the particular circumstances. Therefore all of the above spellings and indeed several others are technically correct.

    As always, delighted to help.

  5. Jayne

    Sorry I implied you were a man to begin with. Missed the “Jayne” bit at the top. Too preoccupied with the whole InZud, EnZud, UnZud etc pickle…

  6. oh and thanks for the prize too! I’ve only ever won a copy of Casino Royale on DVD before. It was special edition though.

    1. Surprisingly (or perhaps not), my husband is not fond of Edwin being a mackerel tabby – considering him common. Well, a common colour/colourway that is. Not that Edwin isn’t 100% pure, robust, ridiculously healthy alley cat. He was found as an eight week-old kitten in the car park at the job from hell and is one of the few good things to come out of my time at a place that took the fun out of dysfunctional.

  7. Former strays are great. My cat was found in a feral colony – the person who fed the colony noticed he was a friendly cat so a shelter caught him to try to rehome him. I imagine he probably headbutted her hand to demand petting, ad that’s what he does to us.

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