Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Sun says

Last night's 10 O'Clock Live show has a really excellent Charlie Brooker poem/polemic (poemic?) about The Sun newspaper, followed by discussion about the language the paper uses. So it's tragic tot, lewd sex act, troubled songbird, trousering the cash, claimed and boasted rather than said, and many others.

They don't do any linguistic analysis on the words themselves, but that's a job for A level students rather than comedians, and there's got to be a language investigation in there somewhere.

You can see it here via 4OD and The Sun section begins at about 5 minutes into the show.

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