Posted by Adam Macqueen, 9th November 2011 | 3 comments

Well, Will Self can’t have been that cross about being revealed as the most frequent visitor to Pseuds Corner in Private Eye: The First 50 Years – he’s reviewed the book for the Guardian – to be precise, next Saturday’s Guardian, although they’ve put it online to save you the trouble of having to give them any money for it.

You’ll be pleased to know his review features the words “decal”, “pedagogues”, “pasquinades” and “epigone”.

In other news, Ian Hislop’s appearances on Five Live’s Pienaar’s Politics (about 48 minutes in) and Steve Wright in the Afternoon on Radio 2 (about 1 hr 38 minutes in) in the last few days mean that the Eye‘s anniversary has now been celebrated on every single national BBC radio station except Radio 1, not to mention BBCs One, Two, Online and the World Service.

It’s a bit like Stockholm Syndrome, isn’t it?


Comment by Stephen Buckley
November 9, 2011 @ 6:23 pm

Are we going to get proper PETFFY newspaper & magazine reviews now, after all the Eyemania – if so, what are to come?

Mr Self “modestly” forgot to mention his Pseuds Corner accolade or that his “secondary schools” happened to be first, private and then all-but-private grammar, followed by Oxbridge (he still doesn’t *get* the Eye, though).

Comment by Dominy Clements
November 10, 2011 @ 9:08 am

I’m all for plain speaking, but actually I’m quite fond of Mr Self’s variegated use of language. If he sends me scurrying to the dictionary then at least I feel my horizon has been broadened a notch. It’s nice to be ‘dumbed-up’ once in a while…

Comment by Andrew Birch
November 22, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

It’s a most epagrespionatory experience.