The horsemeat in beefburger scandal is growing. I imagine there are many countries on mainland Europe who wonder what all the fuss is about. It's only here that eating horse could cause this much fuss. In much of Africa and the Far East, 'beef' is often a term used to mean ''meat'. And if you eat things called, 'hamburgers', why should you suddenly be worried what's in them?
On the radio the other day, they were less scare-mongering and invited listeners, aware of the horsemeat issue, to request 'appropriate' tunes to be played on the programme. One that amused me was the request for Paul Simon's 'The Boxer'. Remember the line ' . . . just a come-one from the HORSE on Second Avenue'?!
There were several other suggestions - for songs from Foals, The Mane Attraction, etc. But I was surprised that no one suggested 'GeeGee' by Maurice Cheval-ier.