He said it. Jack Straw really did say it.
There he was standing before some 200 dignitaries in Blackburn, the cameras were rolling and Condoleezza "Condi" Rice was listening attentively.
As he introduced his guest, the Foreign Secretary held up a copy of a local newspaper and read out the headline: "Condom...er, Condi Comes to the Centre of the World".
Careful - wouldn't wanta 'rubber' the wrong way!