I must apologies before I proceed. You may be asking yourself "is he really going to write a post about banter?". The champion cliche. Well yes, it does intrigue me. People perform it everyday and often overuse the term, but nobody ever wonders why abusing the people you love brings such pleasure? It's almost addictive. If a wonderful opportunity for an offensive remark presents itself in front of you, it would be easier for Pete Doherty to become an active member of the salvation army than to suppress the urge to make a comment.