A few weeks ago, I happened to glance at the Motoring section of the Saturday Telegraph. I can't remember why, because I normally just chuck it into the recycling with Travel, Gardening, Vienna—Gateway to the East and such like. But anyway, I remember thinking it odd that noted left-wing BBC-style comedian Alexi Sayle was writing a column about motoring.
I called the president of Malawi a name he certainly wouldn’t hear at the Court of St James’s as he shot across my path.[From Alexei Sayle: what your car says about you - Telegraph]
Well, sticks and stones, as they say. But hold on. Later I read that
The government of Malawi has officially confirmed the death of the country’s president, Bingu wa Mutharika. Government officials said Mutharika suffered a heart attack on April 5[From Banda Sworn In as Malawi's President | News | English]
Coincidence? You be the judge. Personally, I found Alexi Sayle's swearing on his first album to be wonderful and expressive and listened to it many times, but I'd never realised how deadly his vernacular could be.