Andrey (azangru) wrote,
Andrey
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BBC, on Johnson's speech:

We were pre-briefed that he was going to use the word onanism in this speech. Nick Robinson called that self-gratification on the Today programme. I think, masturbation is the simpler definition. Did he ... use the word in the bit that you watched?

- Not in the bit I watched. And neither, unless he whispered it, I didn't hear him talk about groundhoggery as well, which were the other phrases which were pre-briefed.


(https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000b4xb, at about 9:40)

Pre-briefed phrases, huh? Also, onanism requires definition through masturbation?
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