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Brain storm

Many offices have swear boxes but it has come to light that some have replaced this with an innuendo box.

The one set up by those wise-cracking boys and girls in the Charcol press office (chief culprit, apparently, being Out of Context queen Laura Brain) is proving to be quite a money-spinner.

A sensible conversation about peaks and troughs in the market degenerated swiftly after Ms Brain revealed that she performs better when it peaks – a comment which cost her the princely sum of 20p.

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