I like kids well enough. I was one once, and later had a few, and that turned out to be a good thing. I've met lots of kids, and most were pretty agreeable, and some of them even cute. I like kids, but I don't understand why I have to have all my sport with kids. They're like fries in restaurants in the US: unless you ask specifically not to have them, they just turn up. To be clear, I'm not objecting to kids at sports events.
OPINION: In 1987, when Peter Taylor was unexpectedly picked for Australia instead of Mark Taylor, an English newspaper fabricated a quote from chairman of selectors Lawrie Sawle, saying it was a "clerical error". In 1997, when Mark Taylor was struggling in England, another newspaper tried to present him with a one-metre wide bat as he alighted from the team bus one day.
OPINION: The first time the Ashes changed hands in 1883, they were presented by Lady Janet Clarke and her music teacher, Florence Morphy, to English captain Ivo Bligh. The backdrop was Rupertswood, the Clarke family's elegant mansion outside Sunbury. The next year, Bligh returned to Australia to marry Morphy. For Bligh, that made it a clean sweep. In the most recent rite on Sunday, the prize was presented by one Australian captain, Mark Taylor, to another, Steve Smith.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".