There is something in the air - Jon Finemore has a Sword in the Stone joke in the most recent Souvenir Programme.
We long ago noticed skiing and fencing both take place on piste. However, they look at you askance when you try to fence on skis. 22.214.171.124 21:20, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
I think the phrase "takes things in a weird direction" is a pun since the original Sword in the Stone had the blade buried in the stone, and in this case, the handle is buried (also, in the Sword in the Stone, the blade traditionally points toward the ground, but in this case, it is parallel to the ground) 126.96.36.199 22:48, 17 June 2019 (UTC)