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This man asked Terry Wogan to name his favourite word and his response was brilliantly Irish


SINCE TERRY WOGAN’S sad passing yesterday people have been sharing heartwarming anecdotes and tributes to an Irish broadcasting legend.

And last night, Simon Butler on Twitter revealed that he once wrote to Wogan to ask him what his favourite word was.

And Terry’s response was so Irish:

Ah, banjaxed. A fine word.

Further investigation reveals that Terry also revealed his love for the word to The Guardian in 2011:

banjaxed2 Source: TheGuardian

So it’s true.

He even named one of his books ‘Banjaxed’ just so there could be no doubt.

banjaxed Source: Amazon

Excellent choice.

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