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Censorship ?

This letter was published in the ‘i’ today!

This is what I actually wrote!

I seem to recollect that sometime in the 80s there was a Japanese television programme broadcast in Britain called Endurance or similar. This involved contestants being asked to perform difficult, excruciating and frequently disgusting tasks. Oh, how we laughed at the antics of that ‘alien nation’ – or that’s how it seemed at the time.
Yet today we have our own version AND we have a (former) senior government politician not only taking part in it but advocating it as a means of ‘communicating with the public’. Despite the heavy weight of opinion criticising his action, not least of all for taking part whilst he should be attending to constituency issues, the media seem to be revelling in it. Meanwhile the fact that the prime minister was rushed away from a vitally important conference a few days ago, has been ignored by all the British media.
I despair.

My first objection is that my ‘oh, how we laughed’ line has been modified ‘how we sneered’ – a considerably more arrogant and patronising expression than what I had written. Secondly, the latter part of the letter referring to the media’s reaction to it all, had been ignored entirely!

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Best news I’ve read for ages!

I think me and Lesley are covered for a good while….
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Early morning sketch …..

Woke at 1.30!- WIDE awake. I Wordled, I Quordled and even Nerdled. Then decided to do something more constructive …..

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Royal Oak Didsbury

Beermat advertising Shelter – Considerably better than Wetherspoons printing pro Brexit beermats!

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Abstract, indeed!

‘New York City 1’ by Piet Mondrian

Yes folks, this abstract masterpiece by Mondrian has been displayed UPSIDE-DOWN in major art galleries all across the world for the last 75 years! DISCUSS

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Zout!

Hot off the press!!!
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Really?!

Am I expected to believe that ‘nearly two thirds’ of people in work spontaneously without prompting said they wanted more creativity in the job? Seems highly unlikely – they may have ‘ticked’ it in a set of alternatives, but other than that ……

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Word of the day

Courtesy of Susie Dent

A ‘mumpsimus’ (16th century) is someone who insists that they are right, despite clear evidence that they are not.