Don't be sad for the "british" Hilda; multitudes of us "britishers" felt a fair degreee of disgust to find the BBC "world news" on the net with the most important global event being the ENGLISH [note---!]
triumph over Australia. Not kids dying in the latest military assault in Iraq, not the U'S' hurricane---a bloody insignificant victory in an insignificant minority sport!
For the record, I am "british". I am NOT English.[They are the salt of the Earth, but belong in one section of the British Isles.] No offence meant here--but how would you like to be called "Hilda Haddock"?