Bollocks to grammar

The Guardian has tracked down the British Labour Party’s deputy leader and leading pugilist, John Prescott.

Pope Gordon Bennett

Otto von Pope is known as Benet in Catalan. His friends here call him Gordon. (Brendan D Lynch’s Triumph of the Red Devil: The Irish Gordon Bennett Cup Race 1903 claims, however, that the roots of the English exclamation “Gordon Bennett!” lie in the dubious commercial practices of Irish hoteliers.)