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11:16 UK time, Wednesday, 6 August 2008

A service highlighting the riches of the daily press.

Just two papers mention swinging after the revelations in yesterday's Swingdependent that "writhing orgies on beds the size of swimming pools" are now mainstream in British society.

You'd think that a revelation of that import would have been everywhere, but only the Financial Times and the Guardian have the word on their agenda.

"Yesterday's statement from the Federal Reserve suggests that the US central bank no longer sees the balance of risks in the US economy as swinging away from growth and towards inflation, as it did at the time of its last meeting in June," says the FT.

"George Roth, the club-swinging gold medallist at the 1932 Olympics, once went 15 days without eating during the Great Depression," reports the Guardian, which at least has the good manners to put the story in its sport pages.

In fact swinging in the purely sexual sense only has one mention in Her Majesty's press today - and that's in a Guardian review of a show at the Edinburgh Festival called A Guide to Sexual Misery. Not quite the abandon we might have expected.

Moving on. There's a letter in the Daily Telegraph from the husband of Mrs V.E. Day. And one from a gentleman called Dick House, whose wife's maiden name was Hutt.

The Daily Mail has its own kind of fun with John Prescott comparing Gordon Brown to the captain of the Titanic. It gets its (usually sharp-shooting) star writer Quentin Letts to imagine what Prescott is writing today in his blog. "Bloggin' 'eck! I haven't had such fun since Tracey got me Googles in a twist."

If you like that sort of thing, you can find it here. If you don't (ie like Paper Monitor) here's some wallpaper.

PS. While one is here. it might be worth mentioning how reaffirming it was to read in Your Letters yesterday Sophie from London referred to "irony". Paper Monitor thought everyone had decided that irony and sarcasm were the same thing and that the terms could be used interchangeably.

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