Newsnight anchorman Jeremy Paxman followed in the footsteps of Radio Four presenter Jim Naughtie tonight. I wrote about Naughtie’s slip of the tongue a while back, when instead of saying ‘Hunt’ he said ‘cunt’. Tonight, live on BBC 2, Paxman said ‘Cunts’ instead of ‘Cuts’. A bit of Googling revealed this is not the first time he’s been in trouble for swearing on air. Last year he got told off for saying Fuck and Bollocks.
Perhaps, like with Tourettes, ten percent of anchormen can’t help swearing?