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Is there anything that the Majordomos at Wimbledon or anyone for that matter in all of fair England can say or do to cause offense to the crusty sensibilities of American Anglophiles? I think not. How very proper for the British to blithely admit that feminine pulchritude and not ranking or tennis skill determines the pecking order of court assignments at the All England during major tournaments.

Ah, what class! Let us all take a lesson in manners and morals and social finesse from our betters.

One wonders how long it will be before thongs are allowed (encouraged)on Court One. After all, this is the country whose future king, the Prince of Wales,famously informed his mistress that he yearned to be her tampon.

Yes, they do indeed improve everything they touch.