Fry looked at Homer, Joyce and Shakespeare and interviewed Robert McCrum, author of a biography of PG Wodehouse, who listed all the words Wodehouse used as synonyms of 'drunk': awash, oiled, boiled, fried, lathered, illuminated, ossified, polluted, primed, scrooched, stinko, squiffy, tanked and woozled (and there are more listed on this site).
A consideration of George Orwell's Newspeak led to an interview with Ian Hislop, editor of the satirical magazine Private Eye. The magazine has a regular column lampooning jargon and management-speak. It used to be called Birt-speak after John Birt, former Director-General of the BBC, because, as Hislop said (and he does appear regularly on the BBC), the Corporation is full of people talking about "rolling out 360 degree platforms". Hislop read out a BBC job advert, which he described as classic Birt-speak: "Procurement is targeted with delivering savings on generic goods and services pan-BBC through a competitive management initiative and driving compliance. The Category Manager Logistics Ground Transport is responsible to the Head of Production and Logistics and Senior Category Manager Logistics". The job, incidentally, is for someone to book taxis for BBC executives.