Just read this article (yes, I know it's the Daily Wail) and am surprised they've passed this in light of the Sachsgate affair. No, I'm not a raving DM reader who supports everything they write but I really do find it surprising that the 'C' word (or obvious reference to it) would make it to being broadcast.
In the article it makes reference to "An executive who cleared it for daytime transmission on flagship Radio 4 even said it would 'delight' many of its audience, who would 'love it?."
Again, if this is true, what on earth has this been based on? Is good old R4 going down the pan too?
Sandie Toksvig was much cleverer in her use of the word. As ever it's what is not said that is funny.........
Actually read the comments on the story and this time most people got the ridiculousness of it. DM had it as their leading story for a while. (Forget about Yemen, or even e-coli). It's an obession to get the BBC into a 'negative' headline... Poor souls. They must be so confused.
a) the watershed doesn't apply on Radio 4 because it is For Grown Ups - long established principle, much like Mumsnet b) you'd have to work out what she was saying in order to be offended, so it's hardly likely to corrupt children c) cunting Daily Mail
Everyone (DM included) has a short memory. Didn't dear old Jim Naughtie accidentally use that word when talking about the Minister for Culture? Toksvig's joke is what's known as 'double entendre' and is perfectly acceptable. As the BBC-hating DM knows full well...