Thanks Andy for letting me know about Word of Mouth, a half-hour weekly program on Radio 4, “Radio 4’s open door on the world of words and the way we speak”. I listened online to the most recent program and loved it. What a find! I recommend it to anyone interested in language.
This week, there was a piece about how comedians can deal with hecklers. I particularly liked the story of the female comic who got rid of one of them, who was shouting at her to get off the stage, by telling him that “women can deliver jokes and babies… as your mother found out.”