A bitter war of words has broken out over which of two NewsBiscuit stalwarts had the right to dredge up the usual "Andy Murray reverts to being Scottish" joke, which has been sighted every year since the plucky Scotsman first began losing at Wimbledon.
The joke is so old that its origins are lost in the mist of comedy history. Some jokeologists believe it dates from the middle ages, when noted curler Wee Jock McNugget came down from the Scottish Highlands to compete in Henry VIII's annual badger-fisting tournament, but was soundly beheaded.
In modern times, it is traditional to wait several minutes after Andy Murray is knocked out of Wimbledon before posting the joke on the NewsBiscuit write'rs room. Over the last few years, the joke has been ingeniously tweaked and subtly twisted to maintain its freshness, as seen in the last three years' outings: "Murray reverts to being Scottish" (2009), "Murray reverts to being Scottish" (2008) and "Murray reverts to being Scottish" (2007).
The controversy over which of this year's efforts is best threatens to drown out the traditional whinging, whining, pretending to be mad, complaining about favouritism and pretending that no favouritism exists which would normally occupy the minds of NewsBiscuit's elite contributors. Opinion is divided between Claymore Titty's frankly overt "Murray reverts to being Scottish" and ItsACarrot's rather more nuanced piece "Murray reverts to being Scottish".