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The Art of Moaning 12 July 2007
Victor Meldrew
How to moan without driving everyone crazy.

Love it or loathe it, moaning is central to our culture. The Australians even call us ‘whingeing poms’. Now, a pub landlady in Lancashire has banned people from complaining during the week.  Instead, she offers a weekly moaning amnesty on Sunday afternoons. It’s been dubbed the ‘unhappy hour’, but does it work? Social anthropologist, Kate Fox and Nigel Warburton, senior lecturer in philosophy at the Open University join Jenni to ask whether we should all be trying to cut down on our moaning?


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