Why are we spellbound by the saga of the Sussexes?

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My lovely dad called them “good gracious me” moments, and occasionally “bloody hell!” events. Bloody hell was his only pejorative term and used only when he was really angry, or annoyed — or even confounded.

It really was the worst of expletives ever to be used by my father. Oh that, and “You swine!” Really. My dad thought calling someone a pig was a really terrible insult...

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