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Hulture Secretary Jeremy _unt

A BBC radio presenter made an unfortunate mispronounciation of the name of the Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, swapping the first consonant of his surname with that of the word 'culture'. The somewhat ironically named James Naughtie fell foul of the Spoonerism on Radio 4's Today programme when interviewing Hunt about the government's broadband plans. Mr. Hunt seemed to take it in good stride:
Mr Hunt tweeted: "They say prepare for anything before going on Today but that took the biscuit. I was laughing as much as u Jim."
I wonder if "jeremy" will become a new piece of rhyming slang, replacing "berk" (from "Berkshire hunt").

There are 3 comments on "Hulture Secretary Jeremy _unt":

Posted by: ianw http://www.tblspn.net/ianw/ Tue Dec 7 12:49:43 2010

not sure if you're saying you've already spotted instances of "Jeremy" being used thusly but are waiting to see if it catches on, but here, I just saw my first (in the comments, below the article) http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2010/dec/06/western-democracies-must-live-with-leaks

Posted by: acb http://dev.null.org/acb/ Tue Dec 7 13:32:29 2010

From which it follows that a jeremiad would now mean an example of particularly cuntish behaviour.

Posted by: Greg Sun Dec 12 07:36:48 2010

Why aren't there more jokes about Immanuel Kant's name?