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HE thing that first attracted me to horseracing was that while you could intellectualise all you wanted to in advance and marvel for a couple of minutes at the spectacle, at the end of the race there was one winner and a lot of losers, both on the track and in the betting shop.
But if, like me, you suspect that the Dickens, Shakespeare and Austen brigade over intellectualise what are essentially simple plots, then I've found a great SMS service for you.
HALLE Berry last week trying to intellectualise her role as Catwoman: "She's a symbol of beauty, sexiness and strength.
We don't intellectualise as to why we do things - we usually know instinctively what we want.
At times, Coburn looks on bewildered as interviewer Mark Cousins tries to intellectualise his work.
But in a world where clever minds would rather intellectualise pop culture than make a difficult news item accessible, Newsnight should be the last touchstone of serious analysis.
Others are throwing statistics around in a bid to intellectualise Albion's ascendancy - or dismiss it as fluke.
We cannot intellectualise or hold up his raw, working class credentials as the fuel to his talent one moment, and then hammer him for unleashing such traits in the heat of battle the next.
Watching Germaine trying to intellectualise the whole thing was diverting, but when John McCririck's underpants emerged and poor bewildered Jackie Stallone tottered in I suddenly realised that the whole thing was a spoof which should be transferred to the stage at once.

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