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Do people REALLY not know what twat means? <shock>

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VulpusinaWilfsuit Thu 30-Jul-09 12:28:55

David Cameron in trouble

What on earth do people think it means?

He is one, anyway.

SixtyFootDoll Thu 30-Jul-09 12:30:17

Idiot

stubbyfingers Thu 30-Jul-09 12:32:26

<clears throat>

David Cameron, for example, is a twat.

I thank you.

LouMacca Thu 30-Jul-09 12:33:08

We met a lovely Scottish couple on holiday in Italy and they used the word twat quite a few times in conversation with us.

We couldn't keep a straight face after about the 3rd use of the word but they told us its not considered a rude word in Scotland?

BTW if it is considered a rude word then David Cameron is definitely one!

TheCrackFox Thu 30-Jul-09 12:34:21

I don't think it is considered rude in Edinburgh. However, where I live swearing is used as punctuation. grin

bratley Thu 30-Jul-09 12:36:37

"It looks like 'twit'. People who aren't on the street and don't use street language are maybe not aware of how strong it is. Mr Cameron falls into this category, trying to adopt street language but making "a mess of it", says Mr Thorne.

Makes the whole situation sound like that Armstrong and Miller WW2 Pilot sketch!

What a numpty.

squilly Thu 30-Jul-09 12:36:58

David Cameron, for example, is the biggest twat I've ever heard swear on radio.

MmeLindt Thu 30-Jul-09 12:37:55

I did not know what it meant, I am Scottish and we used it to mean "twit" when I was young.

I laughed when I saw the clip yesterday.

Flgihtattendant Thu 30-Jul-09 12:39:40

can someone explain this 'for example' thing please? I missed the thread...

Stretch Thu 30-Jul-09 12:41:10

He's only human. <shrugs> My grandad says twat, so I don't see why it's a big deal?

<<not a DC fan though I hasten to add!>>

grin

Curiousmama Thu 30-Jul-09 12:43:32

I thought it meant pregnant fish, didn't know it was like the 'c' word?

Picante Thu 30-Jul-09 12:45:08

I found it quite funny.

Curiousmama Thu 30-Jul-09 12:45:08

Blimey wikepedia are fast shock Cameron's already mentioned!

Curiousmama Thu 30-Jul-09 12:45:59

not only do I not know the names for my genitalia I can't spell wikipedia

VulpusinaWilfsuit Thu 30-Jul-09 12:49:51

Flight, Tim Dowling, for example, is a twat thread here Now in MN Classics... enjoy.

Nettee Thu 30-Jul-09 12:50:33

here is the original "for example" thread for Flgihtattendant

Nettee Thu 30-Jul-09 12:50:55

beat me to it!

ShannaraTiger Thu 30-Jul-09 12:51:24

I thought it was just a combination of 'twit' and 'prat', obviously I need to read teh dictionary more. Must also remember not to say it infront of my 2 year old who repeats everything parrot fashion at the moment.

ILYM Thu 30-Jul-09 12:53:47

ratt with a capital P = pregnant fish

Flgihtattendant Thu 30-Jul-09 12:54:28

Thanks guys smile

bumpsoon Thu 30-Jul-09 13:04:00

Where i live it always meant someone who was a bit of a numpty ,i live in north yorkshire ,perhaps its a regional thing . I actually only realised it had another meaning after joining mumsnet blush,still use it regularly though as old habits die hard

looneymum Thu 30-Jul-09 13:07:21

Hi Guys. I have a word to add along the lines above.... twunt.... can you guess what this is a combo of?!! Any road my soon to be ex is deffo a one of these! xx

shavenhaven Thu 30-Jul-09 13:08:07

that for example thing does my head in.

anyway i am from scotland and we used twat all the time when growing up, even now i would not think twice about calling someone a twat, just means twit to me.

Weegle Thu 30-Jul-09 13:12:30

I only realised it was offensive after joining mumsnet - in my social circle it's also just means a bit of a numpty.

cat64 Thu 30-Jul-09 13:21:46

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