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Waiting to go on Sky Sunrise this morning, on headphones, I listened to a firey debate between two women about the use of the word ‘housewife’. It began cordially but soon enough, they were like alley cats, claws bared, going at each other – and were eventually pulled apart. A quick briefing on the weather (hot in the south, less hot in the north!), and it was over to me…

‘Thanks for having me on.’ I said, ‘Got to say that I’m delighted to have swerved the debate on housewives,’ I began. ‘I do have a wife and she is currently at home but not in a house but in our rented flat. So I guess this makes her a ‘flatwife’ which is a whole new and different can of worms that I definitely do not want to open…’

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