Oh, how frightfully embarrassing: you appear to have caught me during my mid-afternoon snooze.
But could it be that I’ve drifted off for longer than anticipated?? That WOULD explain the emergence of Sleep Talk Recorder as a credible challenger to WhatsApp Messenger on the UK paid apps chart this week.
For the men and women completely and utterly bamboozled by the opening two paragraphs, let me add a semblance of sense…
MadInSweden’s sleep-monitoring app was originally a massive hit in British bedrooms last November, its sleek interface and individual sensitivity settings combining to dazzling effect.
Those who are easily offended should look away now. (Come back in about four paragraphs’ time, yeh.)
Roger’s Profanisaurus is a reference book of foul-mouthed English terms, which was first published in the satirical magazine Viz in 1998 as a supplement.
Further hilarious contributions from keen Viz readers down the years have wound up in later editions of this disgracefully filthy dictionary, eventually converted by Dennis Publishing into the top-selling iPhone app you see at #7 today.
If Qi were to reveal its favourite profanity from this veritable what’s what of smut, it would probably have to kill you. By law. 'Toxic Bott Syndrome' is in the Top 5, though.
Elsewhere on the UK leaderboard, two racing-themed games are jostling for position and the ideal racing line going into the home straight.
Kairosoft’s habit-forming management sim Grand Prix Story has to settle for 6th place for the time being, as it watches DrawRace 2 disappear over the downloads horizon.
Will Chillingo’s line-tracing racer reach the finish line first when the chequered flag is raised on September 16th, or can Barry Steakfries rocket past his rivals and lead Jetpack Joyride to championship glory?
Tune in next Friday to find out.
The official Top 10 UK Paid Apps chart (9 September 2011) is looking as follows: