Apropos the BBC’s announcement that 8% of all jobs, on and off air, will be reserved for those with disabilities Gunker tells us the following:
If they had a newsreader with Tourette’s, I would gladly hand over my license fee.
I think you could actually run a YouTube channel on that premise. Pick up the feed of any number of TV news programs and replace the sound track with the same script just being read by someone with a specific Tourrette phonic tick. Would catch on I think.
However, something a little different. OK, so Tourette’s isn’t quite this but some manifestations of it are:
“Good FUCKPIG! morning, I’d like CUNT! a cup of coffee WANKER! please.”
And my question is, if such a Tourette’s sufferer learns another language, does that tic move with them?
“Bon ENCOULERCOCHON! jour, je veu MERDE! un cafe ANGLAIS!AMERICAIN! si vous voulez”?
And if it does, how do they know which words to use? What happens when they can’t yet swear in that new language?