Did anyone (those of you not shitfaced at a festival) watch this? I’m generally a bit of a fan of his stuff, but this seemed a bit, well, obvious in parts. Slagging off cliches in football commentary, tabloid journalism and art criticism. I think most people consider those absurd.
I was a bit more interested in his assertion that regional accents and dialects are a) excluding and b) more prevalent than they used to be. I’m not sure the latter is true, and in relation to the former, he seemed, as many middle class English people do, to assume that people like him don’t have an “accent”. They do. However, the implication that that particular accent is the one everyone should adopt is itself rather exclusive and arrogant, surely?