In Britain, the day after Christmas is a traditional fox-hunting date. With the new hunting ban set to take effect in only two months, the hunts drew huge numbers this year. Lots of people turned out in freezing cold to show support for Those Who Ride. In an article I will always treasure, the Telegraph gives us this quote from one of the hunters:
"They're here saying 'Up yours' to the ban."
Well! A bit excitable, isn't he? Then there's this, a museum piece passing for a photo caption:
"The Duke of Beaufort's hounds gather at Worcester Lodge."
Yes, yes. Just so. My hounds gather at the couch but all the same, we hope the ban is overturned if only to preserve such unlikely and delightful language.