In defence of Britney Spears


Not that she needs me to defend her.

She’s one of the very few people known worldwide by her first name only. I only added her surname to the title of this post in case someone reads this 500 years from now, during which time it is probable that some other person called Britney will have achieved fame in some field.

A couple of weeks ago, I happened to hear a radio announcer say, in a very patronising way, how he thought it was wonderful that one of his listeners was not embarrassed to admit that she liked Britney. And she was so not embarrassed that she rang in to request that he play Toxic.

Estuvo de veras molesto (It was really annoying).

I consider Toxic to be the song of the decade 2000-2010 (the noughties? the andies?). In my opinion it is a perfect pop song.
It didn’t even make Rolling Stone’s top 40 for song of the decade – which goes to show how much they know.

I dare you to have a listen, look me in the eye and tell me I’m wrong.

Progress Report
Success! I managed to learn 10 new phrases every day this week, which brings my grand total to 210. The ten phrases I will learn today are…

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