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Thread #132499   Message #4091980
Posted By: Steve Shaw
07-Feb-21 - 11:00 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
On yesterday's Radio 4 one o'clock news, the newsreader just managed to rescue herself from calling Jeremy Hunt "Jeremy C***", sounding like "Jeremy Ker-Hunt..."

(I don't like using asterisks like that, but I decided that this thread is a family show, folks).

It's been a common error, even having investigated by psychologists who decided that it's not a Freudian slip. To some of us, it has seemed oddly appropriate...