James Naughtie’s early morning “coughing fit”

BBC Radio 4’s Today program had James Naughtie using an unfortunate spoonerisms this morning when referring to the culture secretary Jeremy Hunt. His slip up was followed by a noble, if halting, attempt to carry on. Well done Mr. Naughtie.

It is interesting that in the program which followed (Start The Week) Andrew Marr talked about Sigmund Freud and when referring to Mr. Naughtie’s embarrassment made the same slip himself.

The Guardian reports that they are both to make “personal apologies”. I can’t wait.


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