Foot in Mouth Disease

Checkmated by himself
Peter FitzSimons
April 25, 2015

Be wewy, wewy quiet. Yes, you big boy. I am talking to you. Whispering, actually. Because it is very important you don’t smirk, or snigger here, and give the game away to your missus. Because you will be, and I mean it . . . dead . . . MEAT. Just read on, quietly.  See, this week, British chess player Nigel Short talked about the virtues of men vs women when it comes to chess playing abilities, and said out LOUD that men are stronger. “We just have different skills,” he said. “It would be wonderful to see more girls playing chess, and at a higher level, but rather than fretting about inequality, perhaps we should just gracefully accept it as a fact.” Oh, but he didn’t stop digging there. For he went on to tell Sky News that men’s brains are “10 per cent larger”.

He said that! He really said that! Now are you still in control? Still sitting comfortably? Keep going … “Women have better verbal skills, women have all sorts of skills that are better than men. But the gap [in chess] is quite large and I believe that’s down to sex differences,” he said. “I don’t have the slightest problem in acknowledging that my wife possesses a much higher degree of emotional intelligence than I do.  Likewise, she doesn’t feel embarrassed in asking me to manoeuvre the car out of our narrow garage.” Oh Gawd, now you’ve done it! You’ve laughed out loud, and now she’s reading it, and realising what you’re laughing at. Run, my man! Run, all men! Run for your lives, I think she’s gunna blow!

Full article here.

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