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Swear by it

Astragal enjoys nothing more than settling down in the television room with a generous glass of Scotch, a pipeful of Old Shag, and a DVD of The Thick of It, the BBC political satire which is currently tickling his funnybone. Being a rather base sort of humorist, one of the things Astragal finds most amusing about the show is the prolific level of hugely imaginative swearing. This being a family blog, Astragal is hesitant to repeat some of the more glittering examples… But those who want a taste of this foul language should nip over to www.martian.fm, run by journalist and friend of the AJ Ian Martin, who has been unmasked by a national newspaper as The Thick of It’s official ‘swearing consultant’, apparently on hand 24 hours a day to help the show’s writers with all matters blasphemous. Astragal, quite frankly, can’t think of a better job – and fancies a slice of the action himself. Now, what did I do with Richard and Judy’s phone number…

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