"The curse of Jeremy Hunt"

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Alison Flood, "The curse of Jeremy Hunt: why his name is hard to say", The Guardian 6/21/2019:

Linguistics experts have been picking over a particularly juicy problem for the last few weeks: why do presenters from James Naughtie to Nicky Campbell keep replacing the first letter of Jeremy Hunt’s surname with a C?

In addition to quoting Sam Steddy and linking to our 6/10/2019 post "Jeremy who?", Ms. Flood links to this 6/3/2019 Viz Magazine cartoon:


  1. chiara maqueda said,

    June 21, 2019 @ 7:05 am

    There is a senior minister in the Australian national government-currently the Health Minister but has held previous portfolios. His nickname in the Canberra press gallery is the Minister for Ryhming Slang.

  2. Thomas Rees said,

    June 21, 2019 @ 4:20 pm

    Is his given name “Grey”?

  3. David Morris said,

    June 21, 2019 @ 7:39 pm

    Anyone named Mike Hunt is advised not to enter politics.

  4. Chris Button said,

    June 21, 2019 @ 8:48 pm

    The F1 racing driver James Hunt was mentioned in the previous thread as a famous "Hunt". In the 2013 movie "Rush", he introduces himself to Niki Lauda (who sadly passsed away last month) accordingly: "It’s very simple, Hunt, it rhymes with cunt!".

  5. Chris Button said,

    June 22, 2019 @ 8:14 am

    he introduces himself to Niki Lauda

    To be clear that's Chris Hemsworth playing James Hunt and not the real James Hunt who died back in 1993.

    It's a great movie btw:


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